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From Dinghies to Windsurfers

By Benjamin Cesare

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by SOLVIG SAYRE If you want to start racing windsurfers, you have an advantage being a dinghy sailor. Racing dinghies and Techno-293s are almost the same on paper. We have the same governing bodies, rules (with a few exceptions), courses, and basic tactics. As a sailor, you know what sail position does, and because of…

Checking In

Checking In… January/February 2014

By Benjamin Cesare

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Mack Boring Moves to New Bedford Diesel Workshop for Women is March 15 & 16 Mack Boring & Parts Co., one of the nation’s largest distributors of marine and industrial diesel engines, marine transmissions and related powertrain products, has opened a new diesel sales and service facility in New Bedford, MA. As home to the largest commercial…

Letters

Letters – January/ February 2014

By Benjamin Cesare

Light on a clipper In the article “Tall Ships on Canvas” [July 2013], author J. Russell Jinishian mentions that the clipper St. Mary ran into a British ship, Magellan. The Magellan belonged to Hemenway Browne of Boston (now Wessel, Duval & Co.) and was built in 1873 at the East Boston Shipyards. It was great to…

Cruising

Tame Your Main with The Dutchman, Boom Brake and SailCase

By Benjamin Cesare

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by Martin van Breems The Dutchman Flaking System was born out of my frustration with lazy jacks, which catch the mainsail as it’s raised and lowered, cause chafe, and make it harder to properly flake. Since 1986, we have built Dutchman Systems in Norwalk CT, with over 15,000 systems on boats from 20 to 90 feet. The Dutchman…

Checking In

Stronger Than Steel: New England Ropes Heat Set Rope

By Benjamin Cesare

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New England Ropes’ STS Stronger than Steel Technology is based on a very precisely controlled process that utilizes the ideal balance of uniform tensioning, uniform heating, and minimized rope rotation from start to finish in order to balance fiber lengths within a rope’s cross section. This process essentially presets the rope, resulting in the maximization of strength, the…

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