John

In the last chapter, I specified the perfect offshore voyaging boat anchor roller and how existing rollers can be improved. But what happens if we need to scrap the piece of junk the builder saddled us with and start over?

Also, are there any benefits to having two rollers? And, if so, how should they be designed to work well together?

The claims made for battery pulse desulphators seem to make them ideal for voyaging boats. A cheap, easy to install gadget that will dramatically extend your expensive batteries' lives. What's not to like? But do they really work? John takes a look.

Goop and Goo, and Why I Hate 5200

If you want to watch John have a complete melt down, just mention 5200 bedding compound...but stand well back, it ain't pretty. Not just a rant, John suggests better alternatives. Complimentary Post

Ten Tips To Fix Weather Helm

There are few problems that detract more from the pleasure of sailing than a bad case of weather helm, a surprisingly common affliction. The good news is that this problem can be fixed.

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