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CO Detectors

It's been four and a half years since we last looked at carbon monoxide detectors (CO detectors). Since then much has changed with respect...

CO Detectors: Fireboy/Xintex Wins; Safe-T-Alert is a Best Buy

Consider this not-so-unusual scenario: On June 18 this year, a group of friends rafted up three midsize vessels at an idyllic anchorage on Silver...

CO Detectors: Its MTI Safe-T-Alert

Combine any enclosed occupied space with a combustion process and you have the recipe for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. An inboard-powered boat, by definition,...

Boat Gas Detectors and False Alarms

Gas detectors are not magic gadgets, quantifying specific chemicals and then alarming when they reach a precise level. Because of the simplicity of the...

Safe Options for Stowing LPG on Deck

Disposable propane cylinders are darn handy, powering stern-rail grills, propane torches, and catalytic cabin heaters. I’ve also had the valves fail twice, the result...

Alcohol Stoves— Swan Song or Rebirth?

Vaporized alcohol stoves have long been praised for their safety and simplicity. For decades, Origo’s popular vaporizing alcohol stove dom­inated the small boat market,...

Mailport: 03/06

CO SensorsWe at MTI applaud your article regarding carbon monoxide detectors and the information it provided to boaters about the importance of having functioning...

West Coast Insurance

Insurance: There’s nothing fun about it. But for most boat owners, a conventional boat insurance policy is the most sensible way to safeguard their...

The Insurance Gamble

For some sailors, an all-chain rode and an oversized anchor may be considered the best insurance, but for most boat owners, purchasing a conventional...

Mailport 03/99

Monel Keel BoltsOn the Rhodes Reliant, designed by Philip Rhodes and built by Cheoy Lee between 1964-68, the external lead keel is secured by...