Author: Don Launer

Preparing For The Big Blow

 Preparing for the Big Blow Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 5, Number 3, May/June 2002. Don’t wait until it happens; get your boat ready now Photos above and below taken during Hurricane Gloria in 1985....

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Soundproofing 101

Reflection and absorption create quiet on board The iron wind is a fixture aboard most of today’s sailboats. On a typical sailboat the inboard engine lives directly beneath the floor of the cockpit, so sound-proofing the engine...

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Compass errors

Getting a magnetic compass to tell the truth about North By Don Launer Most recreational sailors today navigate their craft using electronic devices. This is all well and good until an electrical failure on board shuts them down...

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