DIY Projects

Moya-Manzi, a Beneteau Oceanis 321 owned by reader Mark Corson enjoys a downwind run on Lake Erie.

Mailport: Marelon Seacocks

Regarding your recent report on Seacocks (“Beneteau Responds to Seacock Query,” PS August 2018) I owned a 1987 Catalina 30, Mark II. It had four gate valves instead of seacocks.

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Steering Equipment Inspection

They were off the coast of Bequia in the Grenadines, near the end of a breezy passage on a 34-foot cruising sloop....

Fixing the Storm-Damaged Boat

With $655 million dollars marine vessel insurance claims from the 2017 hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there is no...

DIY Materials Testing

 Subscribers OnlyWhile many potential failures are easy to spot, some flaws are hidden under paint or within the structure, or are so...

Cetol Versus Teak Sealer

I own a 42-foot Pearson 424 with lots of bright work. I’ve absolutely had it with Cetol! There must be something...

Simple Sail Repair

Often an old sail won’t hold stitches, and some sailors hate to sew. A number of products proved strong enough...

Make a Mini Dodger

 Subscribers OnlyA companionway slider and hatch boards are the most common type of cabin entry on sailboats. It’s seaworthy,...