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Man-Overboard Drills

“I hear you had some excitement on the Race Committee boat during Yachting Cup.” I implored of The Editor. “I’ll say we did! There was...

Food & Drinks

“The Mainsheet deadline is this week” was the subject line from the Editor. “Oh $#!%, I’ve been so focused on Opening Day, I don’t even...

Ocean Racing

“Great job out there! I see Marjorie won her class and finished fourth overall. Sounds like a great topic for your next column: preparing...

10-Meter Sloops: Sally & Branta

“What’s the question this month?” I asked the Editor “Our inbox is still empty, Krabby. I don’t have any questions for you” she replied....

Questions

“What’s the question for the month?” I asked the Editor. “After the Koehler Kraft Christmas party the East Coaster and I are off for a...

Baby, It’s Relatively Cold Outside!

“Hey Krabby, what do you think about writing something seasonal for your December column?” asked my Editor. “What did you have in mind?...

Offshore Racing

“Hey Krabby, it sure is a nice day for a race to Ensenada, but where are all the boats? There are far fewer boats than last year – why...

Marine Heads

“I know this isn't a popular subject, but I have questions about the head…” stated the East Coaster closing the head door. “ “Is there a...

The Fine Art of Mainsail Trim

"Hey Krabby, I just started racing beer cans this summer and I need some advice on how to trim the mainsail,” asked a newbie racer. “When...

What's the Deal With Blisters?

“Hey Krabby, What's a blister?” asked the East Coaster bringing up the drinks from below so as to enjoy the late afternoon air on deck....

Bottom Paint Care

“Thanks for the great work on my haul out - the bottom paint looks great Krabby!” exclaimed the happy yachtsman. “Your welcome, now you...

Opening Day Traditions

“What’s your article for the Opening Day Mainsheet about Krabby?” asked the Editor from the other end of the foc's'le bar. “Better bring...

Opening Day Inspection Prep

“Looks like you're working on Opening Day projects, Krabby.” said the East Coaster approaching Sally’s slip at the end of D-Dock. "Yes,...

Boat Buying Bliss

“Hey old friend, it’s been a while,” I said to a familiar face. “Yes it has been too long, but I’m glad I came along for a cruise on the...

Through Hull Maintenance

“Krabby, will you show me where that through hull fitting is that you replaced on Sally back in September?” asked the East Coaster on a...

Electricity and Power

“Here’s your drink Krabby” said a familiar voice. “Thanks” I replied, “You had an electrical question for me, didn't you?” “Yes I did. I...

Engine Repairs

“What's that smoke I see, Krabby?” ask the East Coaster from the v-berth. "It’s the coffee pot. Get up and turn it down and pour me a cup...

Confined Anchoring

"Hard starboard. Anchor’s let go! Mind your heads, main’s coming down. Ease the jib sheets, jib halyard off. Bring her head to wind!"...

Southern California Cruising

"The problem with sailing around San Diego is that there is nowhere to cruise to.” chimed in my favorite East-coaster during a crew...

Sizing your Propeller

“Hey, I understand that you will answer a boat question in exchange for a drink,” I heard from the other end of the Fo’c’sle bar. “I’ve...

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