Nautical Bits Feature Articles
Winch servicing – servicing your winches before the grease turns to grot, washes out, or the pawls start to stick is really important.
Cleaning Ropes – Easy Tips: If you didn’t store your running rigging last winter in a nice dry place then there is a good chance you will be finding sheets and halyards coated in dirt, mold, and mildew. Time for cleaning ropes.
Jack-stays that are well inboard and taught reduce the chance that a sailor can be hurled over the lifelines and into the water.
Jacklines provide a convenient, safe way of attaching yourself to the boat via your safety harness tether.
World sailing offers fairly explicit expectations regarding jackstays. And PS offer its own additional advice, including one that recommends jacklines ideally be installed so that a sailor who is clipped in can’t go over the side.