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Gemini Luff Tapes

You’re searching through sail options and you keep seeing “Gemini Luff Tape” and wondering..”What the heck is that?”. Well, in the 80’s Hood ( Now Hood Yacht Systems) had issued their Gemini model furling unit. The unit went on thousands of boats worldwide, as they were quite the popular Headsail Furling brand on the Market at that time. With multiple well known Sail makers using the Gemini luff tape, A plentiful amount of Headsails were produced with that unique Luff. However, Hood later stopped production of the Gemini Model. Though Sail makers still used their infamous Double Beaded luff tape… Read More »

hurricane season

Top 3 Tips For Hurricane Season

Well folks, the Fall breeze is coming in. With that being said, so is Hurricane Season. Weathering the local waters of the Chesapeake or off in distant shores, here are Three Tips to remember when securing your vessel for the season: Dock lines: Inspect your lines for any damage/chafe. They may be holding up adequately in a decent breeze, however when heavier winds and current pickup, your dock lines will need to sustain higher loads. If your lines seem to be chafed or  just looking rough, please bring them on by Bacon’s and we will be glad to help you… Read More »

winterizing your boat

10 Tips for Winterizing your boat

Well unfortunately it is that time of year, again. The trees are just about bare and the water is getting well below the desired swimming temperature. Now it is time to winterize your boat. Here are some basic tips to remember when you are putting your vessel away for the winter: Start by doing a basic cleaning out, call it Spring Cleaning in advance. Clean out the food lockers, refrigerator, and icebox. This will help to prevent any critters from crawling around possibly cause damage to the interior of your boat. Remember to keep the door’s open to help increase… Read More »

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