If you’re the kind of DIY sailor who prefers to do your sailboat work yourself, find ideas and sailing resources on this how to page.


Carolyn’s project shows that there are ways to treat and protect your teak that won’t have you selling your soul to the process of refinishing interior teak.
Rust-colored weeping indicated a problem, so this sailboat owner disassembled and rebedded the entire wind vane assembly.
Howt to strip and refinish your sailboat's deck. ~By John Herlig
A steering system with too much power can leave the helmsperson with little tactile feel for the rudder load and requires a bigger turn to give the desired steering input.
Try this adaptable vessel control panel spreadsheet to make communication easier and guide anyone using your navigation station under numerous situations.
Sailors sometimes like to pretend that our engines don’t exist, but regular maintenance, especially oil changes, are essential to making sure our engines are the fail-safe that we...
Opening up a sailboat's winch can be daunting, but following these steps will ensure that you don’t lose any parts... ~By Kelsey Bonham
Pedestals are straightforward to replace. In chain and wire systems a new pedestal from any brand can generally work with any downstream components. 
With chain and wire steering that’s in good operating condition, a few simple maintenance procedures will maximize the lifespan of all your gear and minimize the risk of any mid-sail...

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