Hunter 310

This innovative family boat typifies Hunter’s design philosophy with its B&R rig, radar arch, circular cockpit and good value, but owners cite numerous niggling problems.

Bavaria 38 Ocean

This German-built production cruiser has first-class construction and is favorably priced. For serious cruising, however, she does have a few drawbacks such as a small galley and marginal sea berths.


This C. Raymond Hunt design from the 1970’s has standing room and ample beam, making her a roomy family coastal cruiser. Our criticisms are few, the most serious of which is the iron keel.

River of Forgotten Days

When it comes to promoting my books, my wife says I’m much too shy. She tells friends that I won’t even ask a book...

Comfortable Sailboat Cockpit Seating

The proportions of the human body are the basis of all design. Cockpit seating, as with any seat or chair design, is one of...

Scanstrut A Best Buy in Radar Mounts For Masts

Radar (radio detection and ranging) is a marvel. It was invented and patented 75 years ago. But the British perfected it for use during...

Morgan 46

Lots of room at relatively low cost makes this aging center-cockpit cruiser a prime candidate for upgrading.

Pearson Renegade

This late 70’s racer/cruiser, designed by Bill Shaw, was Pearson’s first boat with a split underbody. Though a bit small for family cruising, she sails smartly.

Alerion Express 38

A gentleman’s cruiser that’s easy to single-hand, great to look at, well-built, but a bit small for long-term voyaging.

PS Advisor 10/01/98

Keel Bolt ConundrumWe have owned an Allied 39 for 23 years. She was built in 1970 and among her strengths is an external lead...

Boat Bottom Blues

While spring usually heralds the start of boating season for most of us, for others it means facing up to long-postponed projects. If you own an older boat, that project probably might be removing the years of antifouling paint that have built up on the bottom. In this blog post you'll find links to a number of useful articles to help guide you through this process.