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What’s the best mainsheet for my boat?

What’s the best mainsheet for my boat?

What’s the best mainsheet for my boat? Do you guys have a good mainsheet for my boat? This is one of the most common questions asked of us. We have a bunch of great options… but like most things, it depends on what you’re doing. There are a couple of...
Cinco De Mayo Regatta 2022

Cinco De Mayo Regatta 2022

Cinco De Mayo Regatta 2022   Fleet 66 puts on another exciting event! Every year, Fleet 66 puts on an event in Puerto Penasco at the north east edge of the Sea of Cortez. We cruise down and stop at Why Not Travel Store. The eclectic fuel stop offers travel...

H16 Restoration #4 The Grey Ghost (1984)

H16 Restoration #4 The Grey Ghost (1984) Most of the restoration jobs we’ve done so far have been abandoned or unwanted boats. This one came in as an unfinished project. Denny had purchased this boat about 20 years ago to clean up and race in the 16A fleet. He...

Check Your Rigging!

Season Starter Boat Checks! Check your Rigging! As you pull your boats out of storage, or pick one up for the first time, now is the best time to inspect your rigging! Sometimes we don’t have time for thorough inspections, but here are some general and then boat...

Cheata Motor Brackets is now Cheata Motor Brackets by Murrays!

Cheata Motor Brackets is now Cheata Motor Brackets by Murrays! For decades, Murrays Sports has worked with Peter Carras over at Cheata Motor Brackets to provide simple and effective brackets for adding outboard motors to your beach cats. Recently, Peter has chosen to...
TKB Test Week 2022 Write Up

TKB Test Week 2022 Write Up

TKB 2022 Freeride Test Week Testing was great this year.  As in the past we test the gear for a week in La Ventana in January.  The team consists of about a dozen kiters of various levels to get a well rounded review.  This year we had kites, wings, twintips and...
Prindle Catamarans 50th Anniversary Regatta

Prindle Catamarans 50th Anniversary Regatta

Prindle Catamarans 50th Anniversary Regatta I’m Chris, a Texas boy who loves sailing catamarans.  I sailed some multi hulls in high school but spent more time on monohulls than anything else.  Mostly J-24, Sunfish, and other keel boats, but I had a friend who had a...
Southwest Regional Formula Wave Championships 2022

Southwest Regional Formula Wave Championships 2022

A few short months ago, 78 Hobie waves gathered in Texas for the US Sailing Alter Cup championships. Last weekend we had ten boats turn out for our regional championships in the South Bay of San Diego. The Formula Wave class has been growing again recently with the...
H18 Turbo

H18 Turbo

H18 Turbo In the land locked waters of Lake Pleasant in Arizona, there are some exciting winds at dawn, but the typical regatta starts about noon or one when the wind is transitioning. Breeze is light and shifty and can be a bit frustrating. We’ve been working...
Small Wings in Big Breeze

Small Wings in Big Breeze

Small Wings in Big Breeze This year meant some nice swell and stronger breeze to explore and expand some wing foiling skills. Largely we have light breeze and moderate swell in the central coast. The F-One CWC 6m and 8m wings have been great throughout most of the...
US Sailing Multihull Championships 2021 Alter Cup!

US Sailing Multihull Championships 2021 Alter Cup!

  The Drive – Check your Trailer! I know… I know… We loaded everything up. Checked almost everything. Noticed that the wheel looked weird, but we were already 6 hours late leaving from CA, and the last trip had been back and forth to Mojave, so...
RTI 2021! Big Success!

RTI 2021! Big Success!

The Round Treasure Island Regatta is one of my favorites. The event has been going on for nearly 50 years! Participants gather at the Encinal Launch ramp in Alameda, CA for a day of buoy racing on Saturday and the main event, a distance race around Treasure Island in...

AZ Yacht Club Governors Cup 2020

For some, the sailing season is all wrapped up for the winter. For others, the season stretches all year long! This weekend we took part in the Arizona Yacht Club hosted, Governor’s Cup regatta. This is a pursuit race organized by a PHRF Handicap system. All...

Where are my parts?!?! and other Shipping Delays.

The summer is picking up! Parts and gear are more available than last year, but are hitting some supply chain issues coming in and going out. FedEx has re-instated their guarantee for overnight shipments, but all other services are a best effort sort of arrangement....
1973 Blue Hobie Rides Again!

1973 Blue Hobie Rides Again!

Earlier this year we were given another old boat. The owner spoke very fondly of it, and unlike most of the vessels that I pick up, this one had been cared for, cleaned and stored well over the decades. It was picked up a number of months back, and gone through as...
1981 Yellow Hobie 16 Gets a new life!

1981 Yellow Hobie 16 Gets a new life!

1981 Hobie 16 Gets a new life! Much like the boat on our homepage, this boat was donated by a local sailor. The boat was missing a few key components, had the mast base and head, welded to the mast, and a fairly tired trampoline among other things. In the coming weeks...

Mile High 2020 at Huntington Lake, CA

Despite there being no socials, dinner and limited camping, sailors came from all over California, Nevada and Arizona to compete at one of West Coast’s most popular Catamaran events. Saturday began with clear glassy water, with a breeze that built from about 8am...

COVID-19 Notice – 2020

5/7/2021: Update We are mostly back to business as usual. Half of the staff has been vaccinated, and easing of regional restrictions have made it much easier to operate efficiently. We are still experiencing very high demand for products, expertise and services, so we...
2020 TKB Freeride Kite Test Week

2020 TKB Freeride Kite Test Week

Dray’s 2020 TKB freeride kite test week recap For the last 6 years I have made an annual pilgrimage to La Ventana in January to join the The Kiteboarder Magazine for their Freeride Test Week.  At the TKB Test week we get to test an immense amount of the latest gear...

Fun on the Water!

Mission Bay Yacht Club in sunny San Diego was the venue for the 2019 North American Championships of the O’Pen Skiff class (formerly O’pen Bic) where kids and their parents from Hawaii to Germany gathered to compete in 2019 Un-Regatta. Dozens of new boats...

Murrays team heads to Hobie 50th

Last month was the 50th Anniversary of Hobiecat. In celebration, Hobiecat Co organized a fun sail/ Race that left from Doheny Beach in Dana point, sailed up the coast and then down the coast towards the beach where the first Hobie was designed in the sand. We decided...