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Taking the Other Way Home

ConclusionsThere are as many approaches to the cruising life as there are cruisers, and we don't claim our solutions are the best for every...

Propane-powered Propulsion

In 2008, Herzer patented his propane-powered small-engine technology and developed a line trimmer, leaf blower, and lawn mower. In early 2012, he introduced his...

Solar-powered Bilge Pumps Bail Out Small Boats

SeaJouleBased in New York, SeaJoule Marine Inc. manufactures two solar bilge pumps, one with a fixed solar panel and one with a remote panel;...

S/V Balaena Skipper Andy O’Grady Offers Advice on Extending the Life of Wet-Cell Batteries

Photos by Andy O’Grady 288 While building Balæna, I was sure that we would never need a large battery capacity. With no electronic navigation aids and...

S/V Balaena Skipper Andy O’Grady Offers Advice on Extending the Life of Wet-Cell Batteries

• 85-amp alternator: Our Bosch alternator is a heavy-duty, high-output automotive model, internationally available, and therefore, inexpensive and easily serviced and repaired. The built-in...

Solo Sailor’s Gear Box

The 30th anniversary of the Singlehanded TransPac (SHTP), which starts July 12, includes an entry list of widely diverse designs with most of the...

Solo Sailor’s Gear Box

The 30th anniversary of the Singlehanded TransPac (SHTP), which starts July 12, includes an entry list of widely diverse designs with most of the...

Beneteau 46.1: What You Should Know | Boat Tour

Looking to buy a 42-46 foot sailboat? Considering a Beneteau Oceanis 45 or the newer Beneteau 46.1? See a Beneteau for sale? What are...