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Cable Clamp Tricks

Posted by Dave on Dec 19th 2022

Cable Clamp Tricks

Our friends* at Captain Q posted a video of a staggeringly nice Ted Hood boat last week, and a few astute commenters caught a great but easily missed detail on the quadrant. Leaving aside ho …

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Orange hats and all

Posted by Dave on Jun 22nd 2022

Orange hats and all

If you're not already addicted to at least a couple of YouTube sailing channels, there's a whole great world you're missing out on. Starting from before the pandemic and absolutely catching fire durin …

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Engine Cables 101

Posted by Dave on May 26th 2022

Engine Cables 101

Growing up, I think one of the reasons I got so into sailing was a) I loved being on the water and b) engines scared the crap out of me. This might have been reinforced when my brother and his friends …

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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 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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