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Sizing Up the Autumn List

If you live in a place where the leaves change color each autumn, then September is your dessert-that last sweet taste to savor before...

Going Aloft Sans Butterflies

With the fall and winter sailing season fast approaching in South Florida, it's time for me buckle up and do a full inspection of...

Tips on Caring for Marine Canvas

A recent series of reports in Practical Sailor have focused on marine canvas, and after having spent more than I wanted on canvas upgrades...

Stop Boat Mattress Cushion Mildew

If you have a damp interior—as frequently happens in tropical locations or during long runs of humid weather—the bottoms of your boat mattresses may...

Preparing Your Boat for a Tropical Storm

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is off to a slow start this year, but we can expect activity to pick up in the months ahead...

Affordable Sunglasses for Sailors

I gave up buying expensive sunglasses years ago, when I kept losing them. But I do care about getting good protection. Fortunately, having shepherded...

Staying Cool on the Water

As the first of what will likely be many heat-waves this summer is driving many people indoors, it is a good time to make...

What Dog Breed is Best Suited for Cruising?

Anyone who has owned a pet, know they provide more than just companionship. Animals sense things that humans can't, and that includes the mood...

Make Your Own Dinghy Wheels

As I creaked into action this spring, juggling refit projects like chainsaws, each one intent on drawing blood, I found I'm suddenly not as...

The Pitch for Summer Sailing Camps for Children

This summer tens of thousands of children will take their first sail, with a friend or alone in their own little boat. No adults....

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...