Some sailors expect their winches to work year after year with little or no maintenance. Mark Corke offers a step-by-step guide to servicing this vital piece of deck gear.
How many winches do you have on your boat? The answer is none. They're all capstans.
Overflow from our readers postbag which we didnt have room to publish in the magazine
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Extras from the Yachting Monthly Test of self-levelling radar
The story behind the Hallberg Rassy 310 test
The unedited letter sent by Derek Gilbert, Raymarine's customer service manager, to YM reader Bob Johnson in response to a question about his ST7000 tripping into standby without warning
Extra gear tested by the fleet of the Blue Water Rally 2007-09
Simon Jinks, YM's Technical Writer and a Yachtmaster Examiner, and the YM team of experienced yachtsmen deal with everything from recovering a man-overboard and anchoring to boat and sail handling.
Whether you're toasting the successful completion of an offshore passage on a sun-soaked pub terrace or sheltering in the glow of a roaring fire while a gale howls outside, all…