I first came across ice vests in industry, where I wore them under sandblasting protective suits, inside hot oil tanks, and in certain hot areas of the plant. I’ve used them at home working in the attic in the summer, where coveralls are worn to keep the fiberglass out, but also trap the heat in. […]
Last year, we ran a review of a Union 36, and the opening photo of the boat featured a unique folding ladder that I hadnt seen before. The ladder, instead of hanging vertically, folded out at a comfortable angle in a way that seemed-at least in the photo-pretty practical for routine boarding. One problem: the maker-the American Ladder Corp., based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., appears to be out of business.