Sunglasses: MJ Commanders Lead Way; Serengetis a Best Buy

We prefer Maui Jim, but Oakley and Costa Del Mar also fare well in our test of 19 pairs from eight manufacturers.

Foul Weather Gear: The New Suits Are Breathable, Dry, and Costly

In the early 1980s, W.L. Gore & Associates and Atlantis teamed up to create waterproof foul weather gear that was also breathable. They had...

Hobie, Nikon Our Picks Among High-End Seagoing Sunglasses

The importance of quality eyeware was publicly manifested by the Navy Air Corps in 1951 when it commissioned Bausch and Lomb to begin developing...

Best Boat Shoes: Harken & Rockport

Anyone whos ever taken a spill jumping from a dock or launch onto the deck of a boat knows the value of good boat...

Ultimate Sailing Sandal

In hot weather, a lot of people like to go barefoot aboard, but there are risks, from slipping to stubbing your toes.

Caring For Your Marine Diesel Engine

Expecting calms for most of the passage, we set out in a flat calm with 70 gallons of fuel. Six hours later, around mid-day, the engine wailed, screeched, clanged, and died. Hardly a ripple stirred the Gulf of Panama.