Field Testing Drag, Behavior

We did not test every drogue that appears in the accompanying table, PS Value Guide: Drogues. However, we collected a huge amount of test...

Which MOB Lights Shine Bright?

When a man-overboard (MOB) incident occurs at night, the odds of recovery become slimmer. The fate of the person in the water hinges on...

Stated Output Doesnt Always Match Real Life

In the second phase of our on-the-water field testing, we had a volunteer victim display two lights at a time in a round-robin context,...

Can Portable Flashlights Serve as MOB Lights?

During our man-overboard light testing, we also looked into the effectiveness of using a waterproof flashlight as a man-overboard signal. Most offshore sailors already...

Beaming Down Satcom Surgeons

Telemedicine, the ability to remotely treat patients in far-flung corners of the world, was still in its infancy in 1998 when it was put...

Comparing Medivac Services

Editors note: Although we recognize that only a handful of our readers ever venture to remote regions of the planet, we know that many...

Comparing Class B AIS Transceivers

The popularity of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) has grown exponentially in recent years, particularly among small- to mid-sized cruising sailboats. Lower costs have played...

The ODEO Laser Flare

Like winning lottery tickets and accurate head shots during the zombie apocalypse, visual distress signals are one of those things you just can't have...

Marine Handheld VHFs Test

While technologies like cellular and satellite phones have revolutionized onboard communication, they are still just supplements to the good-ole marine-band VHF radio. VHF radios...

Practical Tips for Survival at Sea

Editors Note: Michael Tougias is the author of several books on true survival stories, including Ten Hours Until Dawn, The Finest Hours (soon to...

Catalina 445: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 40-50 foot sailboat? Considering a Catalina 445? See a Catalina 445 for sale? What are the pros and cons of...