HeatMate Takes the Chill Off

When temperatures decrease, the search for viable heating options by shivering sailors invariably increases. A recent cold winters night provided the perfect opportunity for...

Navigator Wood Stoves Provide Classic Heating and Cooking Onboard

Tucked into a wooded hillside in the San Juan Islands of Washington state, Navigator Stove Works is a young family operation attached to a...

Cabin Fan Test Returns

While its no gold mine, the market for cabin fans is potentially huge, including RVs, cars, trucks, and boats. So it was no surprise...

Conversion Kits that Turn Your Boat’s Ice Box Into a Galley Refrigerator

During the past few decades, a technical evolution has made the hardware that powers the refrigeration cycle more efficient and more reliable than ever....

Shore-Power Boat Fire Protection

With the increased demand to have all the electrically powered comforts of home onboard, it should come as no surprise to boaters that the...

Next Best Thing

While world leaders and presumed financial wizards set to work trying to right the global economy with some very expensive bailers and sponges, Practical...

Practical Sailor LED Lightbulb Test

In this LED cabin light test, Practical Sailor looks at 17 light bulbs from seven manufacturers. The LEDs were tested to see which was...

Troubleshooting AC Units

 I have an air-conditioning unit with more than 14,000 BTUs. Here in Florida, with a 38-foot boat, that just doesn’t hack it. The unit’s...

The Bug Battle Begins

With bug season upon us, a new product we unearthed during our medical kit test seemed worthy of a closer look. Natrapel 8 Hour,...

C&C 40: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 38-42 foot sailboat for less than $50,000? Considering a C&C 40? See a C&C Sailboat for sale? What are the...