AIS for Cruisers

(published May 2014) The Universal Shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS) that was put into action in 2002 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), mandated that commercial […]

Life Rafts

A comprehensive guide to life rafts, their equipment, storage and deployment (published May 2014) Life rafts are designed to keep the crew of a vessel alive […]

SAR Explained

How search and rescue procedures really work, with Michael Jacobs  (published May 2014) You’re 20 miles offshore and slogging to windward at 2 a.m. when one […]

Bottom Paint for the Long Haul

Beating the barnacles on a cruising boat is a constant battle that can make the difference between fast and slow passages  (published April 2014) Over the […]

Keep Her Running

Here is an introduction to your annual diesel engine maintenance program  (published April 2014) Taking care of your diesel engine(s) is one of the fundamental jobs […]

Spring Safety Checks

Commissioning for the upcoming season is the perfect time to inspect your boat’s safety equipment  (published April 2014) As springtime rolls around and we start to […]