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Transom Fittings


Rudder straps - bronze The first dimension for the rudder straps gives the distance between the straps, the second the length of the [...]

Transom Fittings2024-02-29T08:16:04+00:00

Real Boating


Yachtsman and Author Tom Cunliffe makes the case for "real" Boating Boating has always made great recreation because it satisfies body, mind and [...]

Real Boating2021-05-27T12:02:39+01:00



What could Dyneema do for you? When it comes to boats and rigging, we are surely no cleverer than our predecessors. What we [...]


Buoyancy in small boats


Buoyancy - a little guidance to keep you afloat Let us embark on the debate between buoyancy bags and buoyancy tanks for open [...]

Buoyancy in small boats2021-05-27T11:03:25+01:00

Gauges, Threads and Units


A note on units Like many in their prime of life (?), I think in feet and work in metres, having lived through [...]

Gauges, Threads and Units2021-06-03T08:15:57+01:00

Small can be beautiful


Before starting the series of articles on traditional rigs and rigging, I'm going to start by addressing the issue of boat ownership [...]

Small can be beautiful2023-01-26T09:28:39+00:00

Rigging Loads


Rigging Loads - or a tale of scientific progress? In which your hero tries to work out the starting point for the design [...]

Rigging Loads2021-05-25T16:31:03+01:00

Standing Rigging


All Standing - a quick look at standing rigging I reckon that you have by now had your fair share of esoterica, so [...]

Standing Rigging2021-05-25T16:47:06+01:00

Mast Furniture


The point of this article is to deal with some of the detailed aspects of mast furniture. A few caveats are in order. [...]

Mast Furniture2021-05-25T16:22:53+01:00


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