Mailport: 12/06

MARINE INSURANCE REDUXI have been reading with much interest your articles about marine insurance this year (April and May 2006). Every year, I look...

Rhumb Lines — Getting a Fix on Reality

It was mid-July 1990 on the Caicos Banks, a stretch of shallow, gin-clear water extending for about 70 miles east to west in the...

Two-burner Cooktops

While liveaboards may opt for the comfort of shore-style cooking with a stove/oven combo, small-boaters often just don't have the space-or need-to accommodate such...

Compact Cookers

Bottom Line: The Origo meets the ABYC standards for liquid-fueled stoves and is well made. If you can deal with the challenges of an...

The Great Grill-a-thon

To grill or not to grill, that is the question. Whether it is better to pack a picnic lunch or to buy a stainless propane...

Pint-Sized Propane Locker

Explosive and heavier than air, propane is not the sort of thing you want beneath your bunk. The grills we tested this month (See...

The practical griller

We get a masochistic sort of pleasure out of our messier tests, but we don't typically share those details. This months grill test is...

PS Finds Out Whos Keeping It Cool

Thermos ClassicUnlike the other eight coolers, the Thermos has a rigid plastic insert, basically a square tub. Insulation is multi-layered Isotec, which the company...

Coleman Wins Cooler Cool-Off

The drain, with press-fit plug, is recessed in the bottom. The lid has four drink holders molded in. The axle is magnetic and the...

Cobb Cooker

Last year, some South Africans invaded Naples, FL, and established a beachhead they called Earthfire USA. Earthfire—a small marketing company—then proceeded to promote its...

Pearson 37 & 37-2 – Behind the Curtain

Are you interested in a racer cruiser sailboat like the Pearson 37 and Pearson 37-2? This week we dive into a boat review of...

Latest Sailboat Review

Marshall Sanderling 18: Used Boat Review

Catboats started out as workboats. According to marine historian Howard I. Chapelle, beamy, single-sailed centerboarders with half-decked hulls and barn door rudders began to...