The Rule of Twelfths provides navigators with a method of estimating the rate of regular tidal flows
"Water, water everywhere," wrote Samuel Coleridge, "and not a drop to drink." Well, no longer. Modern technology makes water-making easy.
A device to reduce rolling when at anchor. Make your own.
The effects of the wind are usually plain to see. The effects of the tide are sometimes less obvious.
When boats vary in size not every value increases and diminishes at the same rate
Mainsail reefing has come a long way over the past few decades. Some would say not always for the better. This article compares methods and discusses flaws and virtues.
Some form of drag device should be on every offshore sailboat. This article reviews some of the options.
Many basically good sailboats are spoiled by their interior designs.
It's an irony that amply manned racing yachts come fitted with the fanciest gear while shorthanded cruisers often struggle with economy equipment. Here's one reason why.
Bleeding a diesel engine isn't a difficult task -- so long as you go about it methodically