How do you decide what back-up systems and components you need on your boat. Here’s the framework we use. [More] Redundancy and Back-Up Systems
Buying a Boat & Gear for It
Info, buying guides and recommended products to help you buy the perfect boat and everything for it, no matter your budget or cruising style. Learn more about:
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Wouldn’t a heating pad feel good on your aching muscles? How about hand warmers in your pocket? Reusable and no electricity needed . . . [More] Reusable Non-Electric Heating Pads
An affordable MOB alarm using Bluetooth and your smartphone or tablet. If you know IMMEDIATELY if someone goes overboard, there’s a much better chance of recovery! [More] CrewWatcher MOB Alarm
Fast-drying towels are a must on a boat, and TaLii towels are wonderful in that regard. Bonus: they can be laser embroidered with your boat name or logo! [More] TaLii Towels: Boat-Friendly Towels That Can Be Personalized
Do you need a watermaker to go cruising? What are the pros and cons? Things to consider before making a major purchase. [More] Do You Need a Watermaker?
Everyone wants to know the “rule of thumb” for making an offer on a boat. Here’s my take on how much to offer. [More] What to Offer for a Boat
Thinking of going to a boat show and want to make the most of your time there without being overwhelmed? My tips for a fun and productive time! [More] Going to a Boat Show
A report on our Isotherm Cruise 130 boat refrigerator after using it for two years. Overall grade: B. Read why. [More] Isotherm Cruise 130 Refrigerator
We balked at the price of a Dyson. We bought other handheld vacuums and had them die or perform poorly. In the long run, the Dyson costs less. [More] Dyson Cordless Handheld Vacuum
At anchor or on a mooring, the Endless Breeze box fan provides extra cooling on super-hot days or when working in areas without permanently-mounted fans. [More] Endless Breeze 12-Volt Fan