Battery Banter

(published November 2012) Chuck Hawley, West Marine’s  Vice President of Product Development, recently bought an Alerion Express 38 Yawl and is learning how to be a […]

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 […]