Prop lock spin

To reduce drag when you’re sailing: should you lock yourt prop, or let it spin? Emrhys Barrell’s conclusive test settles this long-running debate, once and for all

Strongest sailing knot

It would be nice to know you’re using the strongest sailing knot possible. Chris Beeson visits Marlow Ropes to take the strain

Understand boat statistics

Nigel Calder and Chris Beeson explain how to use boat statistics to understand your boat, or choose the right boat for you and your cruising

Propeller rope cutter test

At best, a rope around the propeller is inconvenient. At worst, it’s deadly. Emrhys Barrell tests seven rope cutters to find out if they cut it