The modern outboard motor is an amazing thing. In comparison to the outboards I used when I started sailing back in the mid-1970s the new motors are very reliable. The 4-cycle motor is a lot easier to keep going, especially because there is no need to mix oil into the gas. I remember one outboard, … More Outboard motors – fuel issues
As Spring has come I am touching up AIR BORN’s rudder & tiller varnish. Sage 17 and Montomery 15 owners, as the rudder design is the same, will find this post helpful in doing rudder and tiller maintenance on their boats. … More Spring commissioning – rudder and tiller
a common question is ‘where and how do you cook? … More Feeding the body part 1 – where to cook and what with?
In this post I will outline my process for finish varnishing … More Varnishing Part 2
‘How to varnish’ is one of those topics that sailors can spend hours discussing and never come to a consensus. In the end most agree that: … More Varnishing
Pulled old BLOG posts from SWEET PEA’s old site over into this site … so you can now read on the things I have done on the Montgomery 17 back to late 2010. I have actually done some work on the boat recently – after many years of neglect SWEET PEAS companionway board, also called … More Updated the blog … historically
Here in Colorado the last week has been cool (for Colorado) and sailing on Lake Dillon this past weekend the weather was almost cold, overcast and raining. the air had the ‘Fall’ feel. In July I was able to go on a short overnight cruise. Not on SWEET PEA, on AIR BORN the Sage Marine … More Feels like Fall, a Puget Sound Sail and boat handling tips
is it May 1st?! some days it feels like just a few days after the holidays and new years … but no, five months has passed. very busy at Sage Marine. keeping just ahead of the demand for the Sage 17. a good feeling that the boat is popular and a success. picture below of … More busy building boats and a sailer’s video