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Farewell friction
Aug 2005 p82-84  (3.00 pages)
Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Toby Hodges
Description: Boats and Equipment
Marine makeover: Replacing tired deck hardware - the mainsail, genoa, kicker and spinnaker
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How to reduce friction in lines and halyards
Sum 2013 p24-30  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Expert on board - It's easy to identify why your lines are much harder work than they should be.
Common causes of friction on yachts. How to reduce friction in roller-furling headsails. How to reduce friction in mainsail systems. A friction problem solved.
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Come on down!
Mar 2001 p42
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging / Questions & answers
Author: Richard McNeil
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Friction problems with stack-away type mainsail and lazy jack system on Southerly 100
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Rig and deck hardware
May 2002 p107-109  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: David Harding
Description: Boat Check
On board a Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 311 checking rig and deck hardware
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Getting set with a spinnaker
Aug 2003 p80-83  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: David Harding
Description: Sail Clinic - Fitting a spinnaker
If you want a spinnaker, but don't have the necessary fittings or equipment on your boat, where do you start? This was the problem Jo Mooring Aldridge posed to PBO Sail Clinic's David Harding. Here is how he fixed it.
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Skipper's Tips
Mar 2012 p40-41  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Skipper's Tips
Yachtmaster tip - Bridge clearance. Reduce mainsail furling line friction. Fuel tank gunge. Blow the kicker. Cow hitch. Label your wires.
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Mainsail - lowering
Mar 1997 p57
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Dick Everitt
Description: Sketchbook
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Spinnaker - design your own
Nov 1997 p102
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Author: Graham Goulding
Description: Boat Craft
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Spinnaker - make your own
Dec 1997 p90
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Using your kicker
Jan 2003
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Category: Boat handling / Sails, rigs & rigging
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Spinnaker boom fitting
Sep 1993 p86
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: John Mellor
Description: Boat Craft
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Spinnaker pole repairs
Jul 1997 p104
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Bob Moore
Description: Maintenance & repair
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Furling genoa cover
Jun 1997 p98
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Author: Bob Moore
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Loops, rings and lashings
Dec 2010 p32-36  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment
Author: Toby Hodges
Description: Gear focus: Lightweight deck gear
In the second of a two-part feature on deck gear developments, Toby Hodges examines ways to reduce weight and friction and simplify your deck hardware with soft connections in new high-tech fibres
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Twin mainsail sheet system
Jun 1993 p79  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: John Lynch Cummins
Description: Boat Craft
Cure for a bump on the head. I have sailed some thousands of miles in all weather conditions, and I am thoroughly pleased with my twin mainsail sheet system
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Be rigorous with the rig
Oct 2005 p126-128  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Andrew Simpson
Description: Buying a Second-Hand Boat part 7
Do your own pre-survey: Spars and rigging, sails, deck hardware, hatches and ports
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Halon farewell - Fire extinguishers
Apr 2003 p62-64  (3.00 pages)
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Author: John Cragg
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If your engine room fire-extinguisher system uses Halon, the law says it must be replaced by the end of this year. But with what? Now is a good time to look into it.
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Low friction engine oil additive
Jan 1995 p143
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A flat roller-reefed genoa
Dec 2006 p76  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Jan Alkema
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Making a flat roller-reefed genoa
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Main principles: Mainsail handling
Sep 2001 p125-128
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging / Questions & answers / Boat handling
Author: Simon Jinks
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Advice on mainsail handling: Which sail?, Which sail in tide?, Spilling wind, Stopping in no tide, Spreaders and shrouds, Kicker control, Scandalising the main, Oversheeting, Backing the mainsail, Furling mains, Fully battened
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DIY snuffer
Jan 2007 p72-73  (1.50 pages)
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Author: Bob Randall
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Making a spinnaker snuffer
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Fit reefing points and luff slides
Aug 2010 p71-73  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Rupert Holmes
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While restoring his bargain 900 Quarter Tonner, Rupert Holmes show how he added luff slides and two reefs to a second-hand mainsail
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Don't fight your boat
Jul 2005 p78-81  (4.00 pages)
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Marine makeover: replacing the winches, blocks and tracks on a Trapper 500
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Spinnakers made simple
Jun 2012 p32-37  (6.00 pages)
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Science friction
May 2001 p92
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Relative speeds for equivalent dynamic pressures in air and water
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5 tips for pre-season rigging troubleshooting
Mar 2013 p94-95  (2.00 pages)
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Taking a good look at your deck gear can turn up a surprising number of problems. Two rigging experts give their top 5 tips: Twisted or chafing halyards, clutch cleaning, finding the weak link, fasten up and safety and security.
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Square-rigged spinnaker
Sep 1996 p115
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Author: John Wood
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Don't let your mast down
May 1994 p94  (3.50 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Denny Desoutter
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Setting up and tuning your standing rigging can be a complex business, as most owners know very well. But for those who tend to take their rigs for granted, Denny offers a few hints.
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Mainsail boom kit without rivets
Sep 1992 p138
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Author: Keith Colwell
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Could I fit a spinnaker?
Jun 2002 p49
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Westerly deck makeover
Aug 2006 p60-63  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Alison Panes
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