Termites, leaks and corrosion

Termites, leaks and corrosion

Living in the corrosive marine environment means plenty of repairs and maintenance. Add tropical heat and humidity into the mix, and you’ll begin to understand why sailors go on about maintenance all the time!

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Are davits a good choice?

For years without davits, we hoisted our tenders (from plastic inflatable to folding Portabote and smart Tinker sailing dinghy) over the guard rail to be stored on deck.

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How we sail SY Esper

How we sail

The basic principle of how to sail is to keep the sails close to the centre of the boat when going into wind, then to loosen them as the wind comes round.

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