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Laser Dolly Options and How to Assemble Them | Expert Advice

  Looking for a Laser dolly? Not sure which one is right for you and for that matter, how the heck do you assemble them? Well, have no fear, we’ve got two great options to choose from and we’ll get to the assembling part a little later. What are your dolly options? When it comes to One Design Dollies there are two main brands to choose from; the Seitech Laser Dolly and the Dynamic Laser Dolly.  Both are well constructed with lightweight […]

How to Convert Your Dolly Wheels from Standard to Large | Expert Advice

  A Dinghy Dolly is a great way to store and move your small sailboat, kayak, canoe, inflatable dinghy and more around on smooth, firm terrain, but in loose sand and mud, it can be a bit of a workout!  Upgrading your Dynamic Dollies or Seitech brand dolly to larger wheels can mean the difference between hassle free boat launching, and having to call in back up every time you go for a sail. There is a solution to this and […]

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Dollies, Racks, and Hoists for Small Boat Transport and Storage

      Enjoy using your dinghy sailboat, kayak, canoe, SUP, or inflatable dinghy on the water by making sure storing and moving them is easy and convenient.    Moving a boat on land to water – launching and recovering – is made easy with a hand dolly.  No heavy trailers or hooking up a car to deal with.  Hand towed boat dollies are light weight, and easy to maneuver by a single person across most any terrain.  Dollies are boat […]

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What to Pack for a Bareboat Sailing Charter | Expert Advice

What to Pack for a Bareboat Sailing Charter – The Complete Guide Bareboat chartering allows you to choose from destinations around the globe, and the ability to freely explore with few of the trappings and stresses of daily life back home.  Destinations vary from places like the BVI in the Caribbean, Greece in the Mediterranean, Tonga in the South Pacific, the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean, Belize in Central America and more.  The better […]

Personal Packing List for Offshore Racing | Expert Advice

Customer Service team member, Andrew, tells us what’s in his gear bag for a distance ocean race. Offshore racing is one of my favorite ways to compete in this great sport, and it’s even better when you end up somewhere tropical. We field dozens of calls and questions for ordering offshore gear here at APS, especially during the warmer months. As someone who’s had the pleasure of sailing Annapolis to Newport, Annapolis to Bermuda and Newport to Bermuda, I thought I would […]

How to use a VHF Radio – Communicating over the Airwaves

Sailing is one of those things where the modern sailor totally gets to be off the grid. You can be completely by yourself, one with nature and full of peace and quiet – often a spiritual experience. But occasionally, the sailor needs to actually know how to use a VHF Radio to effectively communicate with the outside world, whether it’s for an emergency or just to talk to other power boat or sail boats nearby. When you are out on […]

“Roger, Roger” – VHF Radios and What to Expect From Them

VHF Radio options and the What’s, the Why’s and the How’s that make them awesome. People get out on the water for all types of reasons. They set sail on a peaceful cruise to have just that, peace and quiet. Until they don’t and they need to talk to the outside world. We have several ways we can do this. For the most part, we use VHF radios to talk to other people, boats and businesses that are either on or near the water. […]

How to Put together a Club Race Committee Kit | Expert Advice

Here at APS, we have all the items necessary to get your sailing  club race committee off to a great start. The first thing a race committee will need are some Race Marks. The number/quantity you will need is dependent on the type of course you intend on running (see image below). Typically you will need about 5 to 6 marks for your start line, the weather mark and offset or gate. Now that we have some race marks, where do we put them?  To […]