Archives for July 2010

The Com-Pac Sun Cat: A Review

The Sun Cat is a delight to launch and rig — plus easy to sail, and comfortable, too! The cockpit in the Sun Cat is surprisingly roomy for a small sailboat. The hinged mast makes it easy and fast to rig — The Sun Cat's main boom, gaff … [Read more...]

Wax or PoliGlow on Blue Boat Topsides

Click any picture to enlarge Compound/Wax vs PoliGlow to Shine & Protect Dark Colored Hull Topsides Making our Com-Pac Sun Cat shiny and easy to clean The original owner had waxed the hull of our Com-Pac Sun Cat, the Wily Conch, twice a … [Read more...]

Hunter 376 Sailboat Delivery

The delivery sail crew Brief cruise from Charlotte Harbor through the Florida Keys and up to Miami Working at a SW Florida yacht brokerage, the opportunity occasionally arises to deliver a recently purchased boat to a new location, and in … [Read more...]

Boston Whaler Rub Rail Reinforcement

Old rub rail protector (click to enlarge) Years ago I spotted a 13 foot Boston Whaler that looked a bit odd, as if the rubrail were larger than normal. I wondered how that guy managed to get a heavier duty rub rail for his boat and went to check it … [Read more...]

More Boston Whaler Modifications

Modifying and Upgrading My Boston Whaler I added little wood rails around the top of the mahogany console. It works to keep drinks, handheld GPS, and other small items from sliding off the console. I wrap this 2" plastic food grade … [Read more...]

Adventure Island Mast Furler Drum Epoxy Repair

Click any picture to enlarge Repairing Hobie Adventure Island Mast Furler Drum In the course of routine maintenance, I noticed that the furling drum on my Hobie Adventure Island had slipped a short distance up the carbon fiber mast, exposing the … [Read more...]