Repair Tools & Materials

Online Help for Autumn

It’s getting to be that time of year, when many skippers haul out or head south. Fall also heralds the beginning of boat show season. Here are some PS articles from the online archives that are suited for the season.

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Choosing and Using Jackstands

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The Get-Home Sailboat Tool Kit

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DIY Materials Testing

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The Penny-Pinching PhD Sailor

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No-Rust Bags? A Bit of a Bust.

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