Bungy

Simple, clever, convenient, but not cheap, this little device can take the load off your rode.

Windlass Test

Maxwell’s Freedom 500 speeds past all competitors in an under-$1,000 powerwinch pull-off. The Lewmar Horizon 600 is the top horizontal windlass.

PS Advisor: 02/01/04

Anchoring Hand SignalsYour recent article on anchoring prompted a discussion among friends. Is there an agreed-upon set of hand signals for anchoring, between...

Kellets On the Rode

The day after our anchor tests this year we took a couple of commercially made anchor rode sentinels (also called kellets) out into the...

Anchor Tests 2003: Soft Sand Over Hard Sand

In tough testing conditions, and considered by weight, the aluminum Fortress and galvanized West Marine Performance2 do well, along with the Spade Model 80 and the Bulwagga.

A Tale of Two Anchors

We check out the Digger Anchor and Kingston QuickSet in the latest series of anchor tests.

Mounting the ‘Odd’ Bulwagga Anchor

In several of the most recent reports on anchor testing, Practical Sailor has commented favorably on the setting ability and holding power of the relatively new anchor called the Bulwagga. Overall, it was outranked only by the Spade. However, we did dub it “strange” and “difficult to stow.” That’s because it’s a triangular anchor that […]

Mounting the ‘Odd’ Bulwagga Anchor

In several of the most recent reports on anchor testing, Practical Sailor has commented favorably on the setting ability and holding power of the...

Anchor Reset Tests

When direction is reversed 140°, a third of the anchors never broke out, another third reset at some length, and two never reset.

The Happy Hooker and Other Ingenious (de)Vices

Boat hook attachments to make docking and picking up moorings less terrifying.

Fighting Off Marine Electrical System Corrosion

The boat's electrical system is often the most vexing for boat owners-but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools, quality materials, and a modest amount of preventative maintenance, you can ensure a flicker-free (or nearly so) existence on the water. If you've got a rewiring or electronics installation project ahead of you, or if just want to make sure nothing goes on the fritz once you're offshore, this information-packed blog post is for you.