Category Archives: Aluminum Boats

Sail Into The Wind To An Upwind Destination

Sail a heading that is close to upwind in the direction of your destination with good speed, a close reach. Close-hauled will be the main and foresail pulled tight along the boat centerline and will allow the boat to sail closest to directly upwind, but speed will be smaller. On most sailboats this will be […]

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Plan Your Route In Advance For Longer Trips

You can find most charts online and it will help if you have a working knowledge of the body of water before hand.┬áIf you’re considering a “bareboat” charter, especially in saltwater, where you are the captain, you must meet basic standards the companies set for experience and competence on the size and type of boat […]

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