CABBS Journal Activity Reports

Caring for Your Sails and Rigging

To be competitive today a racing sailboat is not rigged with stainless steel cables. Rather it is rigged with composite cables woven from hi-tech fibers such as Kevlar®, carbon, or other proprietary molecules. Jon...

Frank Manley Builds the CABBS Optimist

CABBS Optimist Construction Photos Long-time, big boat sailor, Frank Manley, built a strong, trim Opti using the CABBS Optimist plans and materials sourced at his neighborhood home center. He photographed his progress and donated...

A Love Affair in Wood

Guest Speaker: CABBS Member Wes Roepke Love is blind. But to say it better, love is blinding. We know not how an invisible arrow from say the sight of auburn hair in the setting...

Sharpening Tools the Max Peterson Way

Our February guest speaker, Max Peterson, is a professional woodworker and amateur boatbuilder from the Pittsburgh area. He’s tried many ways to sharpen his tools to a razor’s edge. He searched for a quick...

EPOXY 101: The Basics

Epoxy plays many roles in boatbuilding. It’s glue, filler, and encapsulator. This versatile material is just short of miraculous in what it can offer to make strong watertight joints. Jim Stumpf dons the sacrificial...