How-To

Learn how to sail, install sailboat gear, other boat maintenance tips and more…

Trout

A Superior Fish

As I prepared to saute the fish, I had a moment of panic: I was out of cooking oil. Then, I thought of mayonnaise.

Half underwater selfie of a man with sea mask attached to the stern of an inflatable dinghy boat with outboard engine. The clean and clear sea of Villasimius in Sardinia.

The DIY Dilemma: Charter Edition

Before you bust out your multitool halfway to Anegada on someone else’s boat, know these common bareboat problems and whether you should attempt to tackle them.

Maintenance

Half underwater selfie of a man with sea mask attached to the stern of an inflatable dinghy boat with outboard engine. The clean and clear sea of Villasimius in Sardinia.

The DIY Dilemma: Charter Edition

Before you bust out your multitool halfway to Anegada on someone else’s boat, know these common bareboat problems and whether you should attempt to tackle them.

motor mount

Installing Motor Mounts

Motor mounts are the gatekeepers of force from the propeller to the boat. Here’s how to install and maintain them.

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Projects

Recipes

Chili

A Perfect Cold-Weather Meal

This one-pot meal warms the bones when the weather won’t cooperate, and is a great make-ahead dish for offshore passages.

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Sails & Rigging

Harken’s Battcar System

Tame the Main

Armed with a few basic tools, a DIYer can refit a mast with a Harken Battcar System to make raising, dousing, and reefing the mainsail easier and safer.

Sailing Green

NOAA

Deep Sea Wonders

At Wake Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring the deep into better understand what lies below the surface.

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Seamanship