Chandlery 05/01/00

Anal About Cleaning?We're not sure about this. However, any marine innovator deserves a Warhol moment or a day in the sun. So meet Mark...

PS Advisor 07/15/99

Holding Tanks and HosesMy brother-in-law and I are planning to install a holding tank in our 1970 Morgan 28. Ive tried to research the...

Sticky Business: Duct Tape Tested

Theres probably not a handyman (or woman) in existence who hasnt had experience with duct tape. The universal holder-together, duct tape has been used...

Moisture Meters: Can You Trust Them? We Test Five Models

Youve made an offer on a used boat and have retained a marine surveyor to examine the vessel prior to completing the transaction. One...

Bird Wars Part 2

Reader Forum - More ways to keep our feathered friends from bombing our boats.

Spare Parts

Barient WinchesWe recently heard from a reader that he was able to purchase replacement roller bearings for Barient 28+ winches, for $55, from the...

Handrail Masking Tape

Just when you thought there could be nothing new under the sun, along comes Handrail Masking Tape. It’s an adhesive tape that comes in...

A Summers Work

Contrary to the popular belief of Floridians, summer in New England does last longer than two weeks. At least two months, sometimes three, which...

Stern Boarding: Stairway to Heaven…and the Dinghy

Wish your old boat had a scoop transom with steps? These two PS readers modified their counter and reverse transoms.

Simple Tips for Maintaining Stainless Steel

When applying a paste cleaner, a toothbrush is useful for buffing tight spots and working into the pores of welds; follow by buffing with a cotton cloth. A green 3M scrubby pad helps for removing more aggressive stains. Continued rusting in welded areas might indicate a developing failure, requiring replacement. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and mild soap when done buffing.