Leisure Furl in Boom Mains’l Furling System

Over 4,000 systems in use, making ocean passages all over the world in all sea conditions. After 15 years of development, Leisure Furl is a highly efficient, safe and simple method of reefing and controlling the mainsail. The Forespar Leisure Furl is developed, marketed and built by a spar builder of the highest reputation. We have been building spars in the U.S. for over 40 years.

The Builder Under The Bridge

Boston BoatWorks co-owners Mark Lindsay and Scott Smith have been delivering complex, lightweight, fuel-efficient power cruisers in wet-preg epoxy composites for the last dozen years— production-built for Bob Johnstone’s MJM Yachts. Read more about the process and builders of BBW.

Spring Cruise of 50Z

Our antidote for Winter has been a pair of 3-week cruises on our MJM 50z starting out in Naples FL, visiting Boca Grande, Sanibel, Sarasota, Marco Island, et al, then going across the Okeechobee Waterway to Stuart, Jupiter Island Club, Palm Harbor (WPB), Bahia Mar, ending up at the Miami Beach Yacht & Brokerage Show. The next segment, following the blossoms North, goes from Palm Beach Boat Show to the garden tours of Charleston, and then to watch 139 J/Boats (of 277 total) competing in Charleston Race Week April 16–19. Here’s a trip report of the latter.

Maintaining Canvas Sails Running Rigging

Maintaining Canvas, Sails, & Running Rigging In the northeast at least it is that melancholy time of year when we are putting boats away, both power and sail. By the way this maintenance tip applies to both sail and power, just that power boaters typically have a lot less canvas and running rigging. I see far too many owners pulling …

Basic Teak Deck Cleaning And Care

Maintenance Tips: Basic teak deck cleaning and care. I am often asked; “Aren’t teak decks a lot of work?” (Bill Full here) The simple truth is and the right answer is NO! The tendency is for people to “over maintain” teak decks, scrubbing them frequently, using 2 par…