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March 2008

It is said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  For those of us in Michigan that means the snow is melting but we may still see a snow shower or two.  It also means that sailing season is right around the corner! The focus of our March issue is spring preparation for your sailboat.

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Standing Rigging; You Can't Ignore the Wire 
U-bolt number 1 by John Schumacher 

As I start many of my discussions on rigging I need to reiterate that there are many distinctly separate systems related to rigging. Mast lights, life lines, furlers, halyards, and wire all fall under the general description of "rigging". The term systems means that within a specific rigging area such as the standing rigging there are various components that when assembled make up the "standing rigging system". When discussing the condition of a system we need to consider each of these components as a variable to the overall condition of the  Full Story

Got Manuals?
 By Gordon Torresen 

We asked our site users what manuals they carried for their engine.  More than 18% did not have manuals for their engines and only about 18% had both the parts and service manual.  While manuals are no  Full Story

Brokerage Boat of the Month 
U-bolt number 11979 Pearson 26' 
"Blew Boat" is a pristine example of how boats should be maintained.  New cockpit cushions make one of the largest cockpits in a 26 foot boat very enjoyable.  The interior shows like new and the 2002 Johnson 15hp engine was just tuned and runs like a dream.  You will enjoy a 150 genoa managed by a Schaefer roller furling, all managed by a Autohelm auto pilot.  This boat is a true example of a turn key ready to go weekender.