Pithy and technical directions for fabricating an emergency rudder and support system before setting sail.
A hydraulic steering system that permits pressure feedback from the rudder, giving you a feel for wind, sea, and sail balance.
How key dimensions and performance ratios for sailboats are, or should be, calculated. A famous designer walks you through 20 of them, including his own widely-used invention, the Comfort Ratio.
This design firm specializes in designing and engineering composite rudders, trim tabs, and lifting keels, as well as "dolphin" keel bulbs to reduce draft without necessarily sacrificing righting moment and performance.
For boats with tillers, here's a way to easily lock the tiller in any position. Useful for brief stretches away from a heavy helm, when going forward for anchoring or mooring, or for adjusting a sheet-to-tiller self-steering unit.