I used to dread the inevitable question, “Are you ever afraid?” Then I read about how fear can be like a compass not a barrier, a way to know what to do next.
Modern sailboat rigging and the most common choices for someone who wants to buy a sailboat and go cruising.
Wood has been used the longest for building boats and has many devotees. There are two main methods of building wooden boats. Many modern boats are built using the “cold molded” method which uses wood as the core of the boat which is then encapsulated with resin and fiberglass. The other method is traditional wood boat building.
The more I get to know and love something, the more I respect and connect with it. This is the thought that pushed me to move onto a sailboat and get out there to meet the world … powered by the wind.
In part 3 of a 10 part series, DeCaptain Lance Gettler discusses the pros and cons of steel and aluminum hulls.
In part 2 of a 10 part series, DeCaptain Lance Gettler discusses the pros and cons of polyester resin versus epoxy resin in the construction of sailboat hulls.
In this first article, of a ten part series, DeCaptain – Lance Gettler talks about the 5 most common sailboat hull materials and compares their pros and cons.