Belowdecks & Amenities

A New Hatch That Leaks Air

It has been more than three years since we thoroughly examined deck hatches. There were lots of good ones-with Bomar, Lewmar, Nicro and...

PS Advior 05/01/98

Rerigging QuestionI enjoyed your December 1997 article on replacing wire halyards with all rope. When I considered it a few years ago, my rigger...

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....

marinCool Peltier Effect Refrigeration

Just as theres more than one way to skin a cat, theres more than one way to chill a beer. Serious cruisers usually opt...

Isotemp and Super Stor Earn Best Ratings Among 7 Water Heaters

When one compares the list of standard equipment on a boat built in the late 1980s or 90s to a boat built during the...

Pressured to Cook?

Mention the words “pressure cooker” and nearly every cook can volunteer a tale of woe. Steven King’s novels hold no terror for cooks who...

PS Advisor

Flying With CO2 CanistersPart of my racing is in the Lake Superior offshore series, though my home is in Florida. I was planning on...

Deck Vents: Nicros Water Trap and Plastimos Cool n Dry are Clever and Effective

Cowls are descendants of simple vent pipes on sailing ships, cousins to the famed Charley Noble over the galley. When ships acquired engines below,...

Fabric Hatch Vents: The Breeze Booster Outdraws Windscoop

Theyre not for use underway, but hood-shaped fabric air scoops can be a godsend when theres but a slight breeze stirring the heat. Theres...

Cabin Fan Test: Hella, Caframo Blow Best Breeze for the Buck

There are lots of things that can make being aboard a boat unpleasant. Among them: Too little wind, seasickness, crowded waterways, rain, guests with...

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...