Welcome to L-36.com

Dedicated to the enjoyment of yachting and sailing


A single click on a map, location, or select from a list. That is all you need to do to set up the L‑36.com Weather and Tide report. You will get a customize and customizable weather report with ten sections including marine weather, NWS Discussion, Weather map, radar, satellite image, and reports from buoy and airport stations.

To set up the site for your location click HERE

This page also has links to a detailed Tide page, a page showing tides for the next 7 days, the "One Page" page that can be printed to take sailing, and the famous SF Current app, for those of you in the Bay Area.



There are over 100 articles on subjects from how to use a whisker pole and others on how to point higher. You can use the search box or pick from the list of categories. Try it!

Search for Article

You will probably find something of interest. Suggested categories are: Racing, Electrical and DIY, Unassisted climbing the mast, Boat maintenance, Rope, rigging, and shackles, Navigation, Miscellaneous, Startline articles (for existing users), Wood Boats, and L-36 specific articles.


Soft Shackles

Instructions on making your own soft shackles several of which are unique to L‑36.com or at least invented here. Step by step instructions. This is THE source for soft shackles known the world over if I do say so myself.



Almost a thousand free marine manuals. Most of these are hard to find out of print documents of obsolete equipment. Many have been donated by L‑36.com readers. Some have been found through searches. Other sites charge for many of these manuals but these are free. I am just trying to keep your boat in good service.


Used Sail Search

This is another free service. You enter your boat type or dimensions and the app will match the inventory of several vendors sails and present the ones that may fit your boat. Contact information is given. This is a free service and we make no commission. The revenue that supports this site is from the ads we show. Not through any hidden costs to you.



Drill pilot hole sizes, how to splice rope, tap sizes, load calculators. You name it and the data might be here. This site started as a repository for various data that I needed when working on my boat. It is presented here.



Most of these links are to sites I have done business with and have found to be reliable suppliers. General Marine Stores. Winch Parts. Rigging. Engine Parts. Hardware. Non Marine Specific Stores. Surplus Stores. Lumber and Plywood. Bronze Stuff. Shipwright.



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