Belowdecks & Amenities

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  • Pura Vida Dreamin’
    If you were the young, newly married Ben Harrison, hanging out in San Francisco in 1973 with your beautiful art...
  • LED Interior Lights Part 2
     Subscribers OnlyAfter several fits and starts, the LED lighting revolution has hit its full stride. Sure, el cheapo LEDs with their...
  • Looking into High Test Myth
     Subscribers OnlyIn recent years, our chain tests (see PS September 2006, July 2007, July 2008, and October 2012 online) were limited...
  • PS Asks ‘Who Would Even Consider G7 Chain?’
     Subscribers OnlyThe value of catenary varies with the depth of the water. In shallower waters, bottom friction replaces gravity as a...
  • Making Sense of Marine Chain Standards
     Subscribers OnlyChain is made from wire. The cross-sectional area and strength of the wire determines the strength of the chain. The...
  • Tefcite Coating Fails Static Panel Test at 1 Year
    Our quest for new antifouling paints recently took us into the world of long-life spray-on coatings promoted in the...
  • Imtra, Hella Dome Lights Shine
     Subscribers OnlyIn our previous cabin light reviews (PS, May 2010 and January 2009), the transition from incandescent lighting to...
  • Shurhold Buffing Pad Cleaner
     Subscribers OnlyDuring our April 2014 performance test of rubbing compounds, we sullied a dozen brand-new wool buffing pads, all of...
  • Real-world Anchoring
     Subscribers OnlyAfter nearly four decades of being married to my CQR plow anchor, I decided to try a new anchoring solution aboard my...
  • Aggressive Hull Cleaning Stirs Up Copper Debate
    Early this month, irate boat owners from Marina del Rey, Calif., packed the regional water-quality board meeting,...

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