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Battery Care Pays Off
The Golden Rule for Electronics
Design for Handrails
Keels: Minor Maintenance and Repair
Keep Seacocks Working Smoothly
The Stockroom: Building Your Tool Kit
Winterizing the Engine
Box for Binoculars
Fair Through Hull Fittings
A Better Way to Mount Hardware
Laid Teak Decks
Resins, Fillers, and Fabrics
Sparkling Brightwork
Good Hope's Folding Fiddles
Installing Loran: No Shortcuts
Design for Accessible Radio Rack
Boat Clinic: The Rig
The Stockroom: Added Storage Space
Improve Your Catalina
Tuning the Masthead Rig
Design for a Mug Rack
To Make a Smooth Bottom
Teak: A Little Effort
Ideas & Innovations
New Nonskid
Tableware Storage
Taming the Wild Boom
Wood is Wood
Design for a Dock Box
Improving the Icebox
A Headsail Luff-Groove Device
Official Line on Rope
Upgrading the Tartan 27
Wooden Anchor Chocks
Proper Fastenings
A Good Icebox, From Scratch
Ideas & Innovations
Safety Gear to the Man Overboard
Ideas & Innovations: Bilge Pump Monitor
Design for Adjustable Jib Cars
Boat Clinic: Midseason Maintenance
No Supermarket at Sea
Clear the Decks
Snug in a Boatyard
Coaxial Cable Through-Deck Fittings
Boat Clinic: Metal Chafe Plates
Ideas & Innovations: Gloom Relief
Life Raft Stowage
OSTAR-Crossed Singlehander
Ideas & Innovations: Boat Burglar Alarm
User Report: Lasdrop Shaft Seal
Propane: Cooking on a Boat
Don't Wait Til Spring
Design for Winch Handles
Stern Rail Mount Work Surface
Fall Harvest of Products
Fresh Air Everywhere, Not a Breath Below
Ideas & Innovations
Variations on a Ventilator
Anyone can Sail
Design for Cockpit Foot Brace
Ideas & Innovations
Over There - Bargains for Americans
Sailing is Freedom for Me
The Multifarious Mainsheet
Design for Fender Boards
Handling Hazardous Materials
Ideas & Innovations: Anchor Rodes
An Inexpensive Polisher
Simple Replacement for the Stuffing Box
Interior Teak Trim
An Awning for Your Boat
Ideas & Innovations: Liven Up Interior
Made in Europe: Foreign Goodies
Latest in Osmosis Cures from Europe
Boat Clinic: Stuffing Box Maintenance
Getting the Charge Out of Lightning
A Cure for the Pox
Design for Underdeck Storage
Struck by Lightning: Readers Comment
Boat Clinic: Tank Vents
Design for Griffiths Hatches
Ideas & Innovations
Polyurethane: Do It Yourself
Recasting a Prop Strut
A Versatile, Low-cost Whisker Pole
Design for a Backstay Adjuster
Ideas from the Leading Edge
Ideas and Innovations: Luff Tapes
Rebuild Your Worn-Out Dinghy
Power Sanders: The Sailor's Shortcut
An Accurate Compass: Peace of Mind
Design for Dinghy Wheels
Ideas & Innovations
Prepare for Offshore: Safety Equipment
Singlehanding: A Special Type of Madness
Design for Dinghy Wheels - Part 2
High Roler: High-Tech, Down-to-Earth
Ideas & Innovations
Repairing the Keel Crunch
Design for Condiments Rack
Ideas & Innovations
Mast Support for Trailerable Boats
New Lines - With a Paint Brush
Storing Your Boat at Home
Boat Clinic: Winter Layup
Design for Long-line Backing Plates
Ideas for Your Boat
Ideas & Innovations: Snag-free Cowls
A Jammed Halyard is no Joke
Ten Steps to Winterizing the Inboard Aux
How to Buy Sails
Gloria Hammers Home Tough Lessons
Ideas & Innovations: Unventilation
Design for Instrument Covers
Help Your Boat Survive a Major Storm
Ideas & Innovations
The Rise of Nav Station
A Quick and Easy Solution
State of the Art
Design for Stove Top Work Area
Hot Ideas for Frozen Fastenings
Ideas & Innovations
Your Friendship With Your Inboard Engine
The Marine Surveyor and You

A Cabin Sole to Please
So You Want to be Fancy
Install an Engine Hour Meter
Design for Spinnaker Nets



A Better Way to Mount Hardware
Design for: A Portable Galley
Sheathing Bulkheads: Fit Glue and Finish
Install a Water Saver: A Galley Foot Pump
Adhesives: Making a Successful Selection
Maintenance: Battery Care Pays Off
Book Report: The Boatwright's Companion
Evaluating Your Boat's Electrical Needs
Do-it-Yourself Loran Installation
Product News: Avon Introduces New Warranty
Sketch Book: Pivot Bin
Laid Teak Decks: Hallmark of Quality
Adhesives: Making a Successful Selection
Book Report: The Rigger's Apprentice
Keeping Your Cool: Improving the Icebox
Do-it-Yourself Loran Installation
A Better Way to Mount Hardware
Video Simplfies Boat Handling
Sketch Book: Ladder
A Few Thoughts on Adding, Replacing Tanks
Book Report: On Boat Construction
Corrosion Protection for Metal Fitting
Improving the Icebox - Part II
Plywood: Grades and Classifications
Product Notes: Teak Pencil Box
Sketch Book: Drawer
Tanks Part II: Integral Tanks
The Rig: Keep It Standing
Book Report: Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat
Keeping Your Cool Part III
Metal Chafe Plates
Making Your Own Metal Parts
Building the Poor Man's Jointer
Good News for Sticky Seacocks
Sketch Book: Deck Hatch Framing
Teak: A Little Effort Goes a Long Way
Ballast Keels: Preventative Maintenance
Keeping Your Cool - Part IV
Building the Poor Man's Jointer - Part II
Life Raft Stowage
Sheathing Wood with FRP
Sketch Book: Companionway Hatch
Proper Fasteners for the Proper Yacht
Do You Need a Headsail Luff-Groove Device?
Why Tow It When You Can Stow It?
Is Propane a Proper Fuel?
Sheathing Wood with FRP - Part II
Sketch Book: Windows
Wood: Species Selection for Marine Applications
Companionway Hatch Screens
Ideas and Innovations
Midseason Maintenance
Marine AC: Electrical Wiring Basics
Plastic Laminate for Interior Joinery
Product Notes
Is Propane a Proper Fuel?
Sheathing Wood with FRP - Part III
Sketch Book: Handrails
Maintenance of Aluminum Spars
Bilge Pump Monitor
Laminate for Interior Joinery - Part II
Product Notes
Sketch Book: Nicopress Terminals
Anchor Wells and Bow Rollers
Winterizing the Engine
Fresh Air Everywhere But Not a Breath Below
Product Notes: The Epoxy Book
Sketch Book: Latches & Catches
Offseason Storage: The Mast In or Out?
Laying a Teck Deck - The Modern Way
Let's Talk Terminals
Proper Winter Layup
Mainsheet & Mainsheet Traveler Systems
Product Notes
Protecting Wood from Humidity
Sailor's Ropes
Build Yourself a Boatyard Scaffold
Sketch Book: Anchor Roller
Laying a Teak Deck - Part II
Marine Plumbing for the Do-it-Yourselfer

Ideas & Innovations: Broken Screw Removal
Converting Interior Light Fixtures
Admitting Natural Light
Sailor First, Fisherman Second
Dinghy Alchemy
Care of the Hydraulic Drive System
Ideas & Innovations: Cockpit Loran Mount
Design for Jib Downhaul
Marine Electonics Cable Connectors
Custom Shower Sump and Pump
Change Your Oil
Minor Repair to Cored Decks
A Leaky Port: Stemming the Tide
Plywood for Marine Applications
Design for Tiller Extension Handle
Design for a Companionway Screen
Good Ideas from New Boats
A Leather Cover on the Wheel
A Quality Cover Saves Wear and Tear
Conduit Winter Cover Frame
Design for Cockpit Coaming Lockers
Folding Cabin Table
Ideas & Innovations: Dockline Security
A Renaissance in Yacht Interiors

Practice of Nav Station Design
Design for Paper Roll Holder
Air Conditioning for Your Boat
Design for Chart Stowage
Ideas & Innovations
Love Those Mighty Mini-Outboards
Better Antenna Hook-Ups
Ideas & Innovations: Avoiding the Crash
Boat Clinic: Life with Lead-Free Fuel
Design for Shotgun Stowage
Navigator's Nightmare: Yacht Design 101
A Finicky Filter System is the Key
Ingredients for Good Boat Kitchens
Design for Halyard Bags
Ideas & Innovations: Water Level Gauge
Keep the Cook Safe
Install an Audible Alarm
How to Keep Food Cold
Ideas & Innovations
Engine Oil Analysis
New Lube Oil Filters
A Little Play in the Rudder
Design for Vented Ports
Best Tools for the Boat owner

A Good Trolling Rig
Removable Cockpit Foot Brace




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