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

If You Don't Winterize Your Boat, Here's What Happens

If you live where it drops below freezing and your boat is more complex than a dinghy, you need to winterize. Failing to winterize can cost yourself money and

By William Porter Maintenance & Tips
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3 Ways to Convert Your Winches to Self-Tailing
Do I Need to Antifoul (Bottom Paint) my Boat? - Sometimes
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Costs of Sailing

Average Cost of Buying & Owning a Sailboat (With 4 Examples)

Turns out that owning a boat is pretty affordable. OK, it isn't cheap, but it can absolutely be done on a budget. In this article, I'll show you what to

By Shawn Buckles Sailing Guides
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