Tech Tips from Ancor

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SecurityWire and cable runs should be robustly secured wires with clamps and wire ties to resist vibration, pounding, rolling and pitching. Size MattersYou need more copper for more current. If your wire is undersized, it can get hot enough to melt the insulation and cause all kinds of catastrophes. Use sizing charts to make sure […]

The importance of boat wiring explained.

The rigors of the marine environment, such as vibration, pounding, salty air, engine-space, heat and exposure to chemicals, put a lot of pressure on the wires that are the central nervous system of any modern boat. But we like electricity — a lot — so taking extra steps to ensure our circuits are safe and […]

Fishing 101: How to make a proper Crimp for fishing

Types – There are 3 types of sleeves, round, oval and double barrel. Round is the lowest quality, because you need to use a cup to point crimp on these. You are putting pressure on a point on the line. Oval and double barrel are similar in quality, the cup to cup crimper deforms the […]

Value vs Price

All consumers want the same thing: value. People often confuse price for value but price is just one of the elements of value. Given an equal choice, most people prefer to pay a lower price for an identical piece of merchandise. Although price is an extremely important element in any transaction, there are other elements […]

Sailing & Rigging

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Whether your boat is racing or cruising the functions and ideas for the rigging stay the same. While race boats use lighter rigs that take more strain, I believe a cruising boat’s kit is more at risk due to it’s constant exposure to the elements and the longer time it spends at sea at any […]

Electricity Onboard

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In today’s modern sailing world one of the most integral parts of a boat is the electrical system. The amount of electronics available for sailors has increased exponentially in recent years, all of which require adequate power. Ten inch touch screen chart plotters paired with refrigeration units and inverters needed to charge the copious amounts […]

The Lifeline Battery Difference

As the preferred AGM battery of more than 150 OEMs around the world, Lifeline is the Best Battery you can Buy. Best known in the marine industry by those with mission critical applications like professional anglers, long distance cruisers and yacht captains seeking value and reliability. These Lifeline Battery owners consistently experience a working life-span […]

Boat maintenance advice from Ready Set Sail

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Nothing shows use like a boat. Whether you are returning from a weekend cruise to another island or sailing into a harbor on a world cruise, your boat will need some tender loving care. That said, with a few simple practices whenever we get to a harbor our stainless continues to shine and the cockpit […]

Rebuilding your laser

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Miguel Mclawrence, who is part of the BM St Maarten team, recently rebuilt an old Laser with Honeycomb Core. This was quite a project and as you can see from the pictures, he did a great job. Miguel describes how he did it: I started by cutting around the edge of the boat, the mast […]