Personal Gear & Apparel

Top Flashlight: Dorcys The Boss

While the Pelican PeliLite proves the value of 'marine-grade,' The Boss has the edge.

LED Flashlights: Tektite Expedition Best Value

Of 18 models tested, we like the Tektite Expedition.

Engel Portable Freezer vs. Norcold Tek II

The December 1996 issue contained a special section devoted to refrigeration. It dealt with icebox conversion kits (Adler-Barbour was best), thermoelectric coolers (Coleman was...

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.

The Pros and Cons of Leaving Your Mast Up for Winter

If you are like us, you may feel strangely guilty about leaving a mast up during winter storage. In our case, it is probably those old wooden spar days calling. Ideally, wooden spars need to come down and be sheltered and coddled at regular intervals. Aluminum masts really don't, and the sky is actually a decent place to store them.