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Yet another intriguing bit of kit I sussed out in Annapolis is this new Max-Prop Ecowind propeller from PYI. As described to me by PYI's Fred Hutchinson, the prop has a spring in the hub that automatically varies the forward pitch of the blades as the load on the blades changes. By maintaining optimal pitch...
Here's an impressive item I saw at the Annapolis show last week that may well find it's way aboard Lunacy sometime in the very near future. I'd already started shopping around a bit for some new headsail and staysail sheets, so I was quite happy to stumble across this stuff. The Ph.D moniker (it officially...
I started hearing rumors about a year ago that Selden Mast was going to start making winches, which in itself would not be a surprising development. Selden, which traditionally limited itself to spars and furlers, has been steadily creeping into deck hardware over the past few years, offering bits like blocks, cleats, swivels, etc. It...
  This is another neat new item that caught my attention at the Newport show back in September.  At first I laughed out loud when I saw it, as it seemed so over the top.  A carbon-fiber RIB dinghy with a teak deck!  Talk about overkill.  But then I inspected the craft in detail and...

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