A failing potable-water hose can present a sticky situation. Here's the tell.
Time to re-bed...again? This time, make it last. Here's how.
Large 10- to 12-gauge butt connectors? Much finer wire? Try this trick and keep right on chuggin’.
How do you guarantee squeaky-clean fuel? Try an ESI Total Fuel Management fuel-polishing system like the one we’re installing on Arawak, our 1996 Grand Banks project boat down in the U.S Virgin islands.
Man Overboard! Those are two of the most panic inducing words you can ever hear on a boat. But, fear not (really, don't panic)! Here are some essentials for dealing with a MOB emergency and making sure everyone makes it back to the docks in one piece.
Boating, like flying, is all fun and games until you have to land. Cutting the lines and going for a cruise can be carefree, but those last few moments can make up for all the unwinding you just did. Here is some advice about avoiding the age-old crash landing.
Heave Ho! Windlass a little tired? Ground tackle is one of the most vital pieces of equipment on your cruiser. No matter how diligently you maintain things, everything has an expiration date. It may be time to toss the darn thing and install a vibrant new one.
Treat your cruiser like its a part of the family? When the tsunami hit northeast Japan in 2011, a Bertram 57 named Golden Bay was washed out to sea. Here the story and watch the video of how the owner risked life and limb to rescue her.
Take a stroll down the memory lane of navigation. Many years ago, during what often seems like another lifetime, it was my job as a U.S. Merchant Marine officer to shoot a couple sun sights a day with a sextant, weather permitting. The task was a pleasure, really. It called for a set of physical skills that a guy like me could first learn, then practice, and then finally master in an almost artsy, albeit seriously practical way.