Question and Answer 3 results

Q&A – Summer 2019

By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine Should I Compete in an Offshore Race with my Boat? Let me ask — why wouldn’t you? Which race you do is the skipper’s decision, but there are several options available. Check with your yacht club/marina and sailing associations to see which race would be right for you. The important thing is that you do one. Here are a few reasons that stand out for me as reasons to participate: The personal challenge. From organizing crew to completing ...

Q&A – Spring 2019

By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine Should I leave my mast up for the winter or take it down? We have been asked this question many times and it’s a difficult one to answer. First, as with all boating, it is the skipper’s decision. You know your boat better than anyone. Some boat yards make the decision for you (as removal is mandatory), but if you store your boat at a yard with either option, hopefully we can help with a little insight. Removing your mast each season can be ...

Q&A – Winter 2019

By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine What is better for storage on land, cradles or boat stands? This is a question we have been asked a few times and is also a hard question to answer. So I will weigh the pros and cons and let you decide what’s best for you. Cost: Generally, a wooden or metal cradle cost more to build, they are also more difficult to transport when changing boat yards. Stands on the other hand can often be rented from your boat yard by the season and therefore no ...