Thanks to more sophisticated software and lower costs, gyroscopic stabilizers are to be found on more and more boats with each passing year, and Seakeeper can take much of the credit.
Former Technical Editor Steve D'Antonio profiles one of the great marine industry hubs, and better kept secrets, in North America: Seattle's Ballard Neighborhood.
After being dormant for the winter, spring commissioning affords boat owners an opportunity to reacquaint themselves with various systems, and carry out routine maintenance. While it’s desirable to inspect all of a vessel’s systems before she is taken out for her first spring cruise, key systems warrant the greatest attention.
If you own a boat you’ve no doubt dealt with the nemesis of rusty, frozen or stuck hardware. It’s inevitable, anything made of ordinary carbon steel or iron aboard a vessel will, if not adequately protected, rust or seize. In some cases, even if it is protected. Here is how to win the battle...