Speaking of racing sailboats, here is a heart-stopping video taken from the stern of a Capri 25 during a race!
"Why Slider has a Sprit-sloop Rig" - a wonderful essay on rigs for small boats by Ray Alderidge
One of the cheapest, though not the quickest ways to get afloat is to restore an old boat. It has taken me too many years to want to think about but I have now almost finished restoring Mignonne. Now the maintenance jobs are beginning to pile up. But she is worth it....
... There is a great selection of boat building and restoration books on the Off Watch books website. As well as books on selling up to go sailing.
This would be an excellent link to put on your page.
Mel - Australia
I wonder if you would considering adding my web site to your links page www.scalesailing.com I design and manufacture small radio control model yacht kits. Mark Steele is writing an article about my products for the 'Where the wind blows' column at duckworks.
Jim Isbell of Corpus Christi sent these links showing photos of some of the boat related devistation from hurricane Ike....
... Jim said:
It doesnt look as bad as I thought it would. Most structures did well
as did most sailboats. The power boats took the real hit.
NOTE: boats that stayed tied did much better and for the most part
escaped damage.....a word to the wise!!!
This 1931 edition of a 1911 book is available from the Internet Archive. It is a hoot.
Last week I took a few days and sailed Slider solo down to Fort McRee
at the tip of Perdido Key, a really great cruising destination not far
from Pensacola and 40-some miles west of our home here in Fort Walton