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Benefits of Using Solas Boat Propellers On Your Boat

From a high-quality manufacturing process to technology-advanced performance, Solas boat propellers may be the right propeller choice for your boat For those who love to go on sailing adventures or cruise by powerboat, it is crucial to make sure the boat is in excellent working condition to ensure the safety of everyone on board....

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Making Sailing More Portable and Affordable

A super lightweight and portable sailboat that’s easy to assemble, handle, maneuver and store for sailing adventures nearly anywhere Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all...

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So You Want to Buy a Used Sailboat: Buying the Boat

The final steps buying a used sailboat – from making an offer to boat financing and getting boat insurance (buying a used sailboat 3 part series) Congratulations… you have found the used sailboat you want to buy! It can be fun and exciting to research, visit, and test drive boats. Now that you have...

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So You Want to Buy a Used Sailboat: Making the Decision

From purchase price to recurring boat expenses, here’s everything you need to consider when making the decision to buy a used sailboat The spring boat show season is upon us with a variety of sailboats on the market for boaters. While there will be new boat models on display, spring is also the time...

Living Aboard a Sailboat for the First Time

Lessons learned from the first three months living aboard a small boat – with some practical liveaboard boat life advice After three months of living aboard my 26 foot sailboat, I’ve learned a great deal about the lifestyle and what works and what doesn’t. I thought that I would be able to move aboard...

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Those Damn Leaks: How to Find and Fix Boat Leaks

The source of a boat leak is not always easy to find (or fix). Here’s how I diagnosed and repaired a troublesome boat leak on my sailboat Spring (and the preceding winter) is the time to prepare our boats for the upcoming boating season. In this article, I will discuss finding and addressing two...

Dublin Native To Sail Around The World Without Modern Technology

Low tech sailing around the world with limited modern sailing technology and equipment, Irish sailor prepares to sail in Golden Globe Race Ireland is 32,595 square miles and has over 3,000 miles of coastline, and one amateur sailor from Dublin is setting sail and going global in just a few short months in hopes...

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What’s the Point of an Electric Engine on a Sailboat?

The pros and cons of equipping your sailboat with an electric engine and what to expect in maintenance and sailing range Someone asked why I went with an electric engine for my sailboat… I had a series of answers that I usually use when asked the question. However, when they asked, “what’s the point”,...

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Winter Sailing – Tips to Sail in Colder Weather

Leaving the boat in the water over the winter so you can go cold weather sailing requires forethought to be safe and protect your sailboat Living on the Chesapeake in Virginia’s Northern Neck, I noticed last winter that there were a significant number of days that seemed warm enough to go winter sailing: 50-60...

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Work Hard, Play Hard – Designing a Boating Lifestyle

From life aboard work boats at sea to his regatta and offshore long-distance sailing, Chris Hefferan is living his boating lifestyle to the fullest Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry...

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To Live on a Boat or Not…?

Follow my journey as I consider if becoming a liveaboard and living on a 26 foot sailboat year round is the the right move I made the mistake of telling my co-workers that I was thinking of moving onto a boat. Since my colleagues are in the insurance industry, they asked questions related to...

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A Boy and His Boat: A Story of Sailing, Creativity, and Giving Back

The story of a boy’s love of the ocean and sailing experiences inspired him to build a 60-foot, classically styled, sailing-yacht for future young sailors to experience Boating stories have a special place in history. Great heroes who built ships and fleets would set sail on perilous adventures and live to tell tales of...

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