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Service your winches!

Your winches are unsung heroes, performing their grunt work thanklessly. But, imagine what would happen if a pawl were to give way under a heavily loaded genoa in 25 knots of wind. The winch handle would spin around with enough force to break bones. We’ve all been on boats where the winch action sounds horrendous, […]

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Rebedding on a C&C Landfall 38

With day after day of rain lately, thoughts turn towards preventing that water from ruining wood coring. Almost all boats have it, and most boats have at least a couple leaks. If I had known all the locations of coring on the C&C Landfall 38 (LF38) upon purchase I would’ve resealed penetrations in those areas […]

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Winter projects for better cruising

It’s been a typical Northwest winter, thankfully. The precipitation in December was perfect for laying a deep snowpack on the mountains. The torrential rains have exposed even the smallest leaks on Satori. The window to be outside on the weekdays are limited to early mornings and lunch breaks. Some days I run the Dickinson stove […]

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