Steve Zimmerman The Right Stuff: Articulated Rudder
Steve Zimmerman's espouses the virtues of an articulated rudder in his latest column "The Right Stuff"
Avoid Common Repair-Shop Woes With These Helpful Tips
BoatUS has surveyed its BoatUS Dispute Resolution files to identify eight trouble spots that boaters needing work done should know.
Troubleshooter: In Defense Of The Pocket Reference
In my many decades of working on boats, it is quite possible that the most reliable tool i have ever carried is not actually a tool at all; its my little black book.
ISSUE PREVIEW: Restoration Options For Wooden Boats (PHOTO GALLERY)
Featured in the May/June 2016 Issue, Splinters is a classic Grand Banks aged past her years. With a heavy restoration project underway, take a look at some of the thinking behind restoring wooden boats.
Spin Zone: Seakeeper Sees Increasing Demand For Yacht Stabilization
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.
Technical Oasis: A Guided Tour Of Seattle's Ballard Neighborhood
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.
Engine Room Clues For Spotting Trouble Before A Crisis
While it may seem that a particular mechanical failure happened “suddenly,” the truth is that it had probably been sneaking up for a while. Here is what to look for.
The Ethos of Damage Control
Every cruiser, at one time or another, faces a damage control scenario, wherein a piece gear fails, sometimes benignly, sometimes catastrophically. The “gear” could be anything from a failed raw water hose to a breached hull. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, you’ve been fortunate, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't prepare.