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Sailboat Rigging | Top Ten List

By Buttons Padin | McMichael Yacht Brokers  Top-10 things you should know to optimize your rig for safety and performance! 1. Salt water can be your rigging’s enemy Fresh water rinsing Simply put…salt is bad – lines, fittings, sails, acrylics, gelcoat   2. Corrosion control is critical Check […]

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How to Care for Your Boat’s Diesel Engine

Originally published  MAR 10, 2023 ELLEN MASSEY LEONARD- Sail Magazine Small diesel engines tend to be remarkably reliable. Even in the harsh saltwater environment, marine diesels can last for decades and thousands of hours, largely because they are entirely mechanical (other than the gauges, alternator, and starter motor). […]

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Seamanship: Rethinking Anchoring

Originally published March 16, 2023 Adam Cove – Sail Magazine It’s 0930 and we are approaching our destination, having gotten under way early to avoid melting under the Caribbean sun. As my wife, Alison, and I sail Ben-Varrey, a 1969 Luders 33, through the anchorage, we pick out a […]

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Essential saildrive checks for your boat

Originally published May 17, 2021 Theo Stocker – Yachting Monthly   Maintaining a saildrive is just as important as caring for the engine itself. Dennison Berwick explains how to give your stern gear some much-needed attention Essential saildrive checks for your boat The season draws to an end, […]

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Sailboat Pre-season Rigging Tips

Top-10 Things You Should Know To Optimize Your Rig For Safety And Performance. Fresh water rinsing Simply put…salt is bad – lines, fittings, sails, acrylics, gelcoat Corrosion control is critical Swages, rigging fitting Watch for chafing Lines, sails against shrouds, Be mindful of rig tension and fatigue Shrouds, […]

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hurricane prep

Hurricane Season Prep

Our customers rely upon McMichael to help protect their boats during storms. They bring their boats to our Post Road and Rushmore Yards where some are hauled (for subsequent relaunch), some are put on moorings in our protected cove, and others are secured to our docks. In those […]

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