In this issue...
  • Hard Starting Engine
  • Motherly Advice Dictates, “Make Sure You Have A Spare Pair of. . .
  • Beyond the Engine
  • The Rap On Halyard Wrap
  • Why Use A Surveyor?
  • Mainsail handling

  • Sailing Newsletter
    April 2006


    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. The April issue features articles about engines. We hope to provide something for everyone from the casual dinghy sailor to the serious offshore racer.

    As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions. We are also interested in what topics you would like to see. Email the Torresen Sailing Newsletter to let us know what you think.

    Hard Starting Engine
    by Gordon Torresen

    To have an engine, gas or diesel, start easily and consistently requires that many things must be in order. Some things will be peculiar to either gas or diesel but most requirements are common to both. Many of the essential needs are interdependent; for example, compression and cranking speed. Both must be within tolerance

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    Motherly Advice Dictates, “Make Sure You Have A Spare Pair of. . .
    by Kelly Petersen

    . . . filters, or belts, or zincs. You never know when you may need them.”

    If your mother was/is anything like mine, you have heard the importance of preparedness. . . repeatedly. And I concede, she is right. You never know what the future will bring, making preparation a necessity. Like that spare pair of johns in the glove box waiting for misfortune, spare engines parts can save you from

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    Beyond the Engine
    by Brian Torresen

    Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner and with it comes the start of the 2006 sailing season. It won’t be long until you can feel the wind in the sails and the water rushing past as you trim in for your first outing of the year. In an ideal world we would spend all of our time sailing from one destination to the next, but unfortunately that is not always the case. More times than we would like, we end up using our auxiliary means of propulsion

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    The Rap On Halyard Wrap
    by John Schumacher

    In our last article about headsail handling we unraveled some of the history of the furling system. This article pertains to the issue of “halyard wrap”, a common problem that we are finding on many installed systems and addressing on every furler that we install. When a system is installed it isn’t complete until the sail has been fit. At this time the angle of the headstay and the genoa halyard

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    Why Use A Surveyor?
    by Peter Blacklock

    An aspect of boat buying and selling that comes up during most boat deals is having a current boat survey. Just as it is smart to have a home appraised before you buy, having your new/used boat inspected is a handy tool. It is a must when financing or insurance is required. Torresen Marine Sailboat Brokers have good working relationships

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    Mainsail handling
    by John Schumacher

    Since the development of the headsail handling system the mainsail has become easier to use than ever. Both the main and the genoa can be deployed and handled with safety and confidence from the cockpit. Whether it’s the ease of hoist or the convenience of storage, two mainsail handling products come to mind:

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