The Resourceful Sailor Attempts the Northwest Passage — Again
Usually when we hear from the Resourceful Sailor it's to learn about his latest MacGyvering attempts aboard his Flicka 20, 'Sampaguita.'
The Resourceful Sailor Tackles Air Circulation to Combat Condensation
Having lived aboard over 10 years in the Pacific Northwest, I have long contended with condensation aboard 'Sampaguita', a Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20.
Watt a Boat: ‘Sqoop’ Gets an Electrical Makeover
After Jay Whitlan transformed his Laguna 26 into a square-rigged sailboat named 'Sqoop,' he then upgraded the aged electrical system to a safe, modern setup.
Quality Spars from Sparcraft America
Specializing in quality masts and spars for all types of sailboats for over 50 years.
The Resourceful Sailor Weaves a Lee Net
The Resourceful Sailor decides to make a lee cloth alternative — the lee net.
The Resourceful Sailor: Removing External Chainplates — An Unusual Tool Belt
The Resourceful Sailor looks outside the standard tool box to find creative ways of removing chainplate bolts.
Attempted Sailboat Bottom-Cleaning Goes Sideways
Beach the boat, clean the bottom, and sail away. What could possibly go wrong?
What Do You Call a Square-Rigged Sloop?
Jay Whitlan converted his sloop into 'Sqoop' — a square-rigged vessel for running downwind, and a fore-and-aft-rigged sloop for sailing upwind.
When You Move Your Boat Cross-Country — in Pieces
Two trucks and a special permit were needed to transport 'Island Serenade' over the Sierra Nevada.
The Resourceful Sailor: Building Transparent Drop Boards
I knew I wanted to make at least one clear plastic drop board. The criteria were low weight and cost, water resistance on par with the factory boards, no rattling, and of course, see-through.
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