Get the Hook
~ Anchoring your boat
needn't be a three-ring circus. Here's how to make it more like a
Getting Pumped ~
The more you know
about bilge pumps, the less chance you'll end up being the proverbial
scared sailor with a bucket.
Waking the Dog ~
Some systems and
devices on a boat are easy to take for granted, but ignoring them can
Soak up some sun ~
Solar panel selection
Sure It's Waterproof ... I Think
~ Can your new handheld
GPS pass the deep-water test?
~ A comical look at why boats are only half
the fun – now playing at a marina near you.
On The Spot Engine
A preliminary engine inspection can help
you decide if that boat you’re thinking of buying should make the first
cut. Here’s what to look for.
Pocket Weather Meters
~ Be your own weatherman.
Just the Fax Ma'am
~ Boaters have long relied on a
weather fax to stay abreast of meteorological developments. Now they
can opt for digital reception.
- Onboard Security
Satellite Radio ~
Whether you convert your existing
radio or buy new equipment, it¹s easy to tune into satellite radio
Learning the Ropes
~ Braided, twisted, synthetic, natural – how
to untangle what’s on the market today rope-wise and why, when, and
where you’ll want to use each.
Beacons - This time it's personal
What good is an emergency locator beacon on
the boat if you’re in the water?
A look at the latest in PLB technology.
Catch the Wind ~ Wind generators offer boat owners
a free, unlimited source of energy to power all those onboard
necessities. Here's how they work.
Don't Be Cruel To Your Stuffing Box
~ Regular replacement of the packing around your engine shaft will keep
your bilge dry and protect your drive train.
More Power To Ya! ~ Today's gensets are smaller, quieter and
more efficient than ever. Here's what you need to know to choose the
right one for your boat.
Phoning Home ~ It's easier (and cheaper) than ever for
boaters to stay in touch with the rest of the world by phone.
Come on and take a free ride ~ Making
the most of your test sail.
Hardware Horrors ~ Why we're
our own worst enemy when it comes to drilling, mounting and
screwing things to our boats.
X Marks the Spot ~ Electronic charts are here to stay, but
which kind is right for you?
Chart Displays ~ Everything you wanted to know about chart
displays but were afraid to ask...
Family Radio Service (FRS) Radios
Planning and installing a deck washdown system
DSC VHF Radio
Choosing an anchor windlass
201 ~ There are times when simply figuring out scope and dropping the hook
just isn't enough..
Your Own Mooring Buoy
a High Water Bilge Alarm
Engine Room Inspections ~ critical
checks for your annual haulout
How to pick up a mooring ball (and
still be friends after)
Going Aloft (How to get there and back- safely!)
Inspecting Your Navigation Lights
- Is your boat ready for the night life?