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What is the best Sailing Boat Shoe?

Posted by Bettina Crafoord on Mar 14, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Here are 5 reviews to help you find the perfect Boat Shoe

 We have recently interviewed the most savvy boaters and this is what they are looking for in a boat shoe - fast drainage, quick dry, good grip and a shoe that does not leave a scuff on the deck and if it looks good then that’s a bonus. The look of the traditional boat shoe is changing from oiled-leather moccasins to a more technical shoe which is just what our 1st shoe review encompasses -

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Topics: sailing boat shoe, sailing boat accessory

How to choose cruising and racing Spinnakers for your sail boat

Posted by Carl Crafoord on Feb 13, 2018 3:10:09 PM

So you’ve decided to invest in a spinnaker. How do you know which type of kite is best for your needs?

There are many varieties of spinnakers all with different shapes. Depending on your level of competence and the number of crew, there are specific shaped spinnakers for specific wind angles. For example on a Racing Yacht we would carry at lease 5 different shaped spinnakers for various wind angles and wind speeds. We also have a full crew. However on a Cruising Yacht you want to carry less spinnakers and you almost certainly have less crew.

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Topics: sailing boat accessory, spinnaker poles

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