Fridge-Free Food Follow-Up

Three months ago, in the March 2003 issue, we did an article about foods that need no refrigeration. It was uncharacteristic of the magazine,...

Thermoelectric Coolers: Four-Model Chilldown

The last time we tested thermoelectric coolers, back in December of 1996, we spent a fair amount of space describing the history and science...

Helpful Refrigeration-Free Food Ideas for Your Next Sailboat Outing

The campaign, started by the marketers of the sailing industry in the late '70s or so, to make life onboard cruising boats indistinguishable from...

Manual Galley Pumps

Time was, pressurized freshwater systems on mid- and small-size boats were a rarity. The galley had a single manual pump to draw water out...

Refrigeration Survey 2002

The survey respondents operate their refrigerators for prolonged periods: 206 days a year, on the average. Surprisingly, no fewer than 39% told us that...

Six-Model Barbeque Test

The last time we evaluated marine cockpit-mounted barbecues, in 1991, all of the test units were charcoal models. If you keep a charcoal version...

The Boiling Point: Five-Way Single-burner Galley Stove Test

Any boat with a cabin ought to have some sort of stove to heat food and boil water. Sailing is, after all, a civilized...

Techni-Ice: So Long, Blue Bricks

Techni-Ice, invented in Australia, is meant to act as a substitute for ice, and it does a good job of it—better, in our opinion,...

Test of Six 12-volt Watermakers

Last month we took an overview of the pros and cons of 12-volt watermakers. This month, we look at high-output machines from five manufacturers,...

In The Market For A Cooler? The Softsides Win For Convenience

Given evidence that beer making has been around some 10,000 years, keeping a frosty one cold has been a challenge for a long time....