September 1st 2014
Running aground is no fun, and it can do serious damage to your boat and your outboard. To minimize the danger and get back on your way, follow these five steps.
August 30th 2014
Nylon tie-wraps become brittle when subjected to the heat of engine spaces. Chafe-protected metal clamps are the way to go.
August 23rd 2014
Gate valves can't provide a quick visual reference on whether a through-hull is open or shut. And the handles tend to rust.
August 8th 2014
Transom boarding ladders can be tricky to deploy from the water, especially for kids.
July 9th 2014
Go-fast boat safety means enhanced situational awareness at all times, but especially on summer weekends.
June 27th 2014
Risk of exposure to fire, plus permeability to fuel, plus the use of the hose itself -- all play into the ratings.
May 23rd 2014
Stainless steel fasteners threaded into embedded aluminum plates need to be carefully sealed to prevent crevice corrosion.
May 21st 2014
Will you know what to expect if you end up adrift in a liferaft? Lenny Rudow thought he would—and he was wrong.
May 12th 2014
Be on guard for these docking disasters every time you approach the pier.
May 1st 2014
A broken heater element and a disconnected ground wire point the way to a dangerous situation.