Learn to Sail

9 Ways to Learn to Sail for (Practically) Free

Don't own a boat, but want to learn to sail? In this article, I'll share some ways that will actually help you to learn to sail and that are either cheap or

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Maintain Your Boat

3 Ways to Convert Your Winches to Self-Tailing

Self-tailing winches are a great upgrade - but expensive. Luckily, there are a couple of budget ways to create your own self-tailing winches.

By Shawn Buckles Maintenance & Tips
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Costs of Sailing

How Much Do New Sails Cost?

Sooner or later it needs to happen: you need to replace those precious sails. Everybody knows it's expensive, but how expensive exactly? Let's look at the data.

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