Belowdecks & Amenities

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...

Special Section – VentillationLet the Merry Breezes Blow!

On stock production boats, its often said that the primaries are too small, the head needs upgrading and the cabin is poorly ventilated.The latter...

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...

Special Section – VentillationLet the Merry Breezes Blow!

On stock production boats, its often said that the primaries are too small, the head needs upgrading and the cabin is poorly ventilated.The latter...

Top 10 Products for 1999

Choosing the best gear for sailboats isn't easy. But at Practical Sailor were used to doing just that. The job is easiest when empirical...

PS Advisor

That Slippery Shock CordCan you recommend a knot to be used successfully with shock cord? Marv SannesSalem, OregonShock cord is tough to tie. It...

Offshore Life Rafts

by Douglas S. RitterA boarding platform extends from the bottom tube. While reasonably effective, this proved far more difficult to use than the similar...

Tow or Salvage?

When Dr. Edward Murray sailed Eagle Light to Block Island, arriving after sunset, he strayed out of the channel, running aground about 200 yards...

Lightweight RIBs: Apex, Aria, Zodiac

Early inflatables were often little more than rubber rafts with an outboard motor bracket attached. They were slow and not very maneuverable, but they...

The Cheap Big Cruising Sailboat – Endeavour 42

Interested in a 40-45 foot cruising sailboat? Sailing Florida or the Bahamas and need a shoal draft sailboat that’s big enough to be a...

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Aluminum Cruisers: The Basics for First-Time Buyers

Even a quick glance at the commercial maritime industry highlights the value of aluminum vessels. Their inherent durability, strength and resistance to corrosion makes...