Heave Ho! Windlass a little tired? Ground tackle is one of the most vital pieces of equipment on your cruiser. No matter how diligently you maintain things, everything has an expiration date. It may be time to toss the darn thing and install a vibrant new one.
While it may seem that a particular mechanical failure happened “suddenly,” the truth is that it had probably been sneaking up for a while. Here is what to look for.
So you’ve found your next ultimate boat—you know, the one you’ll never sell. Just like the last one. Buying a boat? Add these steps to your engine survey to make sure there are no ugly surprises later.