West Marine price matches both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers. Save some serious money and still have the convenience of a local store. [More] West Marine Price Matching
Recommendations and gear buying tips for all the non-galley "stuff" that goes on the boat: anchors, lights, bedding, tools and so much more.
Rainman Watermakers 2019 models are smaller and lighter, yet make 7 to 37 GPH of fresh drinking water from sea water. Details, review & special offer here. [More] Rainman Watermakers 2019 Models
The Isotherm Cruise 130 Elegance uses less energy and needs defrosting less often than the Cruise 130 Classic. Learn all the improvements here. [More] Isotherm Cruise 130 Elegance Refrigerator
Learn how to use an inverter to run normal electric appliances on your boat, even when you’re not connected to shore power. [More] Running Regular Appliances on Your Boat
Wire crimpers, strippers, cutters, connectors and shrink tubing are essential boat wiring tools. How to choose ones that are easy to use and will last years [More] Boat Wiring Tools
How to save handheld electronics — GPS, VHF, cell phone, iPad, laptop, camera and more — from lightning strikes using your oven or microwave. [More] Saving Electronics from Thunderstorms
Learn what was important in buying a new clock and barometer as part of our boat’s interior renovation and how to keep the brass from tarnishing. [More] Ship’s Clock and Barometer for Our Boat Renovation
Coming up with great gifts for someone who is downsizing or already living aboard their boat can be tough. Eleven things that will be truly appreciated. [More] 11 Great Gifts for Cruisers
What does it feel like offshore when winds top 50 knots? We’ll tell you, review some common heavy weather equipment, and share ideas for coping. [More] Storms at Sea
If there’s a problem on your boat, you need to know about it right away. A bilge alarm is one tool to give you an early warning. Learn more here. [More] Why Have a Bilge Alarm?