Top Fire Blankets for the Offshore Sailor

Fire extinguishers are a U.S. Coast Guard requirement, and every boating instruction manual starts by telling you how many you need, where to mount...

Onboard Fire Fighting

When a fire strikes at sea, you need to respond quickly, aggressively, and with a cool head, and you will not give up easily....

Slow(er) Cooking On Board

Staples of the modern home kitchen, Crock-Pots and rice cookers are time-savers, enabling chefs to prepare long-cooking meals without tending the stove for hours....

Lessons Learned: Onboard Thermal Cooking

There is a learning curve when using retained-heat cooking. Here are a few of the lessons we learned during testing.If less than 15 minutes...

Water Tank Filters

Universal Cartridge Filters: While we only tested one universal cartridge filter housing (Pentek Slimline 2 x 10) specifically for this article, weve used many...

Types of Filter Media

Water filtration isn't rocket science, but some filter media is better suited for the marine environment than others. And, as we found in our...

Filters for Water Tank Vents

Ever find a bug doing the backstroke in your water tank? We have.Would you leave a glass of water sitting uncovered for weeks and...

Taking the Other Way Home

ConclusionsThere are as many approaches to the cruising life as there are cruisers, and we don't claim our solutions are the best for every...

Some Propane Dos and Don’ts

There's nothing more satisfying than capping a pleasant day on the water with a good meal, be it burgers and dogs on the grill...

Brewing Coffee in the Galley

On some boats, coffee is considered an affordable luxury. On others, its a downright necessity, ensuring the skippers sanity. And more often than not,...

Catalina 445: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 40-50 foot sailboat? Considering a Catalina 445? See a Catalina 445 for sale? What are the pros and cons of...