Tools & Gadgets

Marine Weather Forecasting

Over the last few decades, there's been exponential growth in the availability of accurate weather forecasts and the net result is safer voyaging. Government spending...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sailors

Sailors are a practical lot. Sure, wed all enjoy a Fruit of the Month membership, but if you really want to make a sailors...

Hose Fitting Tips

Pulling hoses is generally low on the fun list. They are in bad places, jammed onto crusty hose-fitting barbs, and have stiffened over the...

Search for Safe Boarding Boost

Anyone thats ever hopped on a Jacobs ladder at a fall festival can relate to the feeling of the rope-attached steps swaying wildly from...

Taking the Other Way Home

ConclusionsThere are as many approaches to the cruising life as there are cruisers, and we don't claim our solutions are the best for every...

When Technology Catches the Wind

Photos by Ralph Naranjo A lot can be learned from really small boats that carry no crew. In fact, sailing robotics-SailBot for short-is attracting sailors...

Finding the Bright Spot: Marine LED Spotlights

A marine spotlight, as opposed to a floodlight or flashlight, must sufficiently illuminate an object at a considerable distance. Clearly seeing navigation aids, mooring...

Where Credit Is Due: August 2013

Water Witch Two years ago, I purchased a Water Witch bilge pump switch. When it developed a glitch, I called Kathleen at Water Witch...

Seeing the Light on Night Vision

A few weeks ago, I found myself in the desert at night and reflected upon how much the wide expanses of sand and rock...

Summer Sailing Gear

Summers warm breezes and lazy weekends have arrived, so PS testers have put together a lineup of cool toys and tools for the dog...

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...