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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 […]

How to Choose Inshore Sailing Foul Weather Gear

Choosing Inshore Foul Weather Gear Inshore sailing occurs in more protected waters like lakes, rivers, and bays and is generally considered day sailing. The jackets and trousers in the inshore sailing foul weather gear category are waterproof and breathable, and perfect for rain and spray you may encounter while near-shore sailing.  These jackets feature short to medium height collars and stowable hoods. Inshore Sailing Weather Conditions: Inshore gear will keep you dry all day long in poor weather, though it […]

Measuring and Replacing Sailboat Lifelines | Expert Advice

Lifeline Components How do Lifelines Work Lifelines work as a last resort system to keep a person on board a boat.  In the most extreme instance, imagine someone being washed by a wave from one side of the boat, across the deck and into the lifelines on the other side.  This can generate tremendous loads in the many thousands of pounds; therefore lifeline systems must be able to withstand high dynamic load and translate it directly to the stern and […]

Choosing Dinghy Sailing Foul Weather Gear and Apparel

What is Dinghy Sailing Gear? Dinghy gear is designed to keep you from getting cold, maximizing comfort and ease of movement in gear that is either wet or dry. It is expected to perform for hours up to a whole day on the water.  The range of gear is wide and varied to allow you the flexibility of combining different pieces for various types of dinghy sailing types and weather conditions.  For hot days Uninsulated Wet Wear is made for […]

Coastal Sailing Foul Weather Gear Explained

Coastal sailing presents a unique set of conditions. Here you will learn about what coastal sailing foul weather gear is designed for in terms of the type of sailing and the type of weather conditions it will withstand. Coastal Sailing Weather Conditions: Generally speaking, coastal sailing foul weather gear is designed to be worn for days at a time while providing you protection and comfort. It is ideal for short to medium distance passage making, and overnight distance racing and cruising. Not as […]

What is Buoy Racing Foul Weather Gear?

Buoy racing is considered to be day racing on keelboats in either protected or open waters.  The sailing is athletic, sustained and fast paced.  Gear needs to perform well, managing moisture while being lightweight and durable. Buoy racing gear is designed with these features in mind: Easy to move about the boat in with the least amount of bulk and restraint Highly breathable to move perspiration out of the gear Keep water out – waterproof materials with water shedding seals […]