Jennie Phillips Sailboat February 11th, 2018 - 15:24:06
Most sailboats are fiberglass these days, but if you are looking for a really strong sailboat, you are likely to choose steel or aluminum. Fiberglass is fine for normal use, but if you are going cross oceans, or give your sailboat a hard life, metal is best. They are also good materials if you want to get your own design of sailboat built. The reason aluminum or steel are best is that metals are both strong and stiff, and when hit really hard, they bend - fiberglass and even the most advanced composites will break, and even shatter. Then the sailboat will almost certainly sink. A sailboat with a dent in the hull can keep going.
The final step is to place all the sailboat winch parts back into the base where they belong. If you do end up with extra parts, youll have to go back through each part and play detective until its home is discovered. Also, its not a bad idea to periodically give the shaft and gears a spin to make sure you are on the right path. Remember, in most cases sailboat winches are used in pairs. Clean one winch at a time. If you become confused as to where a part goes, you can look at its mate for the answer. Final Touches to the Winch Lightly brush on clean winch grease. Do not overpack. Once you are certain the sailboat winch is reassembled correctly, lightly brush on some clean winch grease. Some owners think that because they wont get around to servicing their winches for a long time, the smart strategy is to pack them with so much grease they will last for years. This is a bad idea and only makes a big mess down the road.
The sailboat cruiser is interested in having fun, being safe, and enjoying the fellowship with other boaters... in a stationary situation. It is very hard to have cocktails or enjoy conversation while the boat is moving... as it is when you are sailboat racing. Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing is as different as day and night. I would not normally compare circumnavigation to sailboat cruising... but rather use it to illustrate a point. I had a conversation with Bill Pinckney a few months after he had become the first African-American to circumnavigate the globe alone. I asked him what was the secret to successful circumnavigation. His answer was very simplistic..." You have to stay healthy and you have to stay on board"...very similar to how to enjoy sailboat cruising. Tacking is a maneuver performed many times in the course of a sailboat race... I asked Pinckney how many times he tacked going around the world... he thought about it for a minute and replied..."Once, I think". Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... very different, one is a lifestyle... the other is a competitive sport.
Few things in life can rival buying your first sailboat. Sailboats represent much more than a sport or just getting out on the water - they represent freedom and the ability to be one with nature. This is why its a good idea to find a guide to buying a sailboat, to ensure that you will have a positive sailing experience. The first place to find information regarding buying a sailboat is online, where everyday new advice and tips are posted for beginners. Theres a lot to digest, but you want your sailboat purchase to go smoothly so you dont have to face problems later on. Overcharging sellers is one problem facing first-time sailboat buyers. Sailboats can be expensive, but there are always value deals on the market.