Darrell Nicholson

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Do-It-Yourself Bird Deterrents
May 1, 2019 As we found in our last major test of bird deterrents, there is no perfect solution for every bird problem, but we’ve come...

Lightening Up the Sailing Load
April 22, 2019 Still trying to find a place to stow everything for that big summer cruise? Here are a few organizing accessories that we've...

4 Types of Pocket Cruisers
March 21, 2019 The recent release of Steve Wystrach’s outstanding documentary film Manry at Sea about Robert Manry, the former copy editor...

Drawing the Line on Boat Design
July 11, 2018 A New Zealander greatly influenced by the traditional craft of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, famed multihull designer Ian...

Do-It-Yourself Fuel Tank Cleaning
June 6, 2018 Depending on the size of your fuel tanks, having a professional clean your tank and dispose of the dirty fuel can cost more...

Sailing in Gusty Winds
May 16, 2018 One of my biggest mistakes in life was waiting so long to sail the Great Lakes.

Choosing a Bottom Paint
April 16, 2018 This month's report on freshwater bottom paints is another reminder that the most effective paint in our testing might not...

Staying Safe in the Boatyard
March 12, 2018 My pal Jimmy’s inflatable dinghy sprung a leak. It was a simple repair. He hoisted the boat aboard, put a wire wheel on his...

Educating the Sailor: Start Small
January 15, 2018 Learning to sail is simple. Thousands of youngsters perfect the essential small-boat skills over the course of a summer....

Lessons from the Storms
November 10, 2017 Every storm is a learning experience, but sometimes it takes time to deconstruct the events and recognize what worked and what...