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Steering cable tension

Posted by Dave on Mar 24th 2022

Steering cable tension

An underappreciated element of sailboat steering maintenance is cable tension. Most people don't think too much about it, but in minor cases it can cause some imperfect steering responses and markedly …

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Some Safety at Sea Basics pt 2

Posted by Dave on Mar 15th 2022

Some Safety at Sea Basics pt 2

First off, for anyone planning to do coastal cruising of any sort, please consider taking a Safety at Sea course. I took my first before a Bermuda Race about 20 years ago and still use lessons fr …

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Some Safety at Sea Basics pt 1

Posted by Dave on Mar 11th 2022

Some Safety at Sea Basics pt 1

There's no arena where the proverbial ounce of prevention is more valuable than safety at sea. Murphy's Law and simple logic dictate that things always go wrong at the worst possible moment - nice sun …

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Presentations R Us

Posted by Dave on Feb 25th 2022

Presentations R Us

One of the silver linings of the last few years has been our collective comfort with Zoom meetings. Even if we're all a bit tired of them, they're great for the right purpose. Last night, Reed and I g …

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Welcome to the Edson Blog

Posted by Edson on Feb 8th 2022

Welcome to the Edson Blog

Welcome to the Edson Blog! Blogging may be a dying artform but we still make worm gear steerers, so no one does “dying artform” quite like Edson. This is actually something of a resurrection of Edso …

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