Repair, Tools & Materials

Strippers and Crimpers

No matter how large or small your onboard tool box, no matter how many wrenches, pliers, hammers, and putty knives you have cleverly packed...

Multi-Purpose Boat Poles

There are probably dozens of items aboard the typical boat that lead quiet, unremarkable lives for long periods of time, working well under everyday...

Off-the-Shelf Marine Toolkits

There was very little time to do the basic outfitting of the 22-foot Twin-Vee powerboat that Practical Sailor shared with Powerboat Reports last summer....

Emergency Rigging Cutters

Dismasting is right up there among a sailor's worst nightmares. When a mast comes down at sea, no matter how or why, there's tremendous...

Multi-Tools: Leatherman Wave Covers the Waterfront

Following the theme of our knife-test article of June 2000, we decided to look at multi-tools, highly portable gadgets that incorporate up to well...

Wiz Oil Filter Cutter

All too often boat owners keep tabs on the condition of their engines by simply running them: If they start and run smoothly...

The Happy Hooker and Other Ingenious (de)Vices

Approaching your own mooring or dock always has a nice “home-again” quality. Lines are attached and often rigged to make it easy. It’s usually...

Looking for the Perfect Inflatable Pump

The time it takes to fill an inflatable with air to the proper pressure is a function not only of the size of the...

ITT Night Vision 260-A Star Among Night Vision Scopes

When the only thing that keeps you from going aground at night is an unlit channel marker buoy, a night-vision device suddenly becomes less...

Crimp Connections: AMP Super Champ and Ancor Our Top Picks

One of the most nettlesome areas of boating electronics is making dependable wire connections that will last for years. Because marine elements are conspiring...

C&C 40: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 38-42 foot sailboat for less than $50,000? Considering a C&C 40? See a C&C Sailboat for sale? What are the...