Repair, Tools & Materials

Odyssey: A Lightweight 12-volt With Punch

The first thing we can tell you about the 12-volt Odyssey battery is that it came in the mail—UPS to be exact—which is an...

Hawkeye Scope: A Bird’s Eye View of Your Pistons

Ever wish you could see what the parts inside your engines combustion chamber look like? Now you can with the Hawkeye borescope. Whenever you...

Going Up the Mast Alone

A certain appeal of sailing is its seeming limitlessness. One can spend a lifetime perfecting navigation skills. Remember Marvin Creamer, who circumnavigated by the...

Yet Another Motor Hoist-the Kato

Lifting the outboard motor from the dinghy to its mount on the stern rail (or pushpit as the Brits say) has always been a...

Offshore Log:Winch Maintenance – Do It Now, Not Later

Maintenance aboard a cruising boat is truly never-ending. Twenty years of preparation for offshore racing have left us with an absolute fetish for the...

Offshore Log:Winch Maintenance – Do It Now, Not Later

Maintenance aboard a cruising boat is truly never-ending. Twenty years of preparation for offshore racing have left us with an absolute fetish for the...

Sticky Business: Duct Tape Tested

Theres probably not a handyman (or woman) in existence who hasn't 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...

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...