Virtually every vessel with a house battery bank will benefit from an alternator and regulator upgrade.
Learn how to sail, install sailboat gear, other boat maintenance tips and more…
Old-school pencil-on-paper vector piloting is the key to crossing the Gulf Stream.
The latest book from American Sailing covers all things related to dinghies and outboard engines.
A good sailing school can prepare anyone for a bareboat charter or a switch to the liveaboard life.
Maintenance and inspection of exhaust systems helps avoid expensive damage to diesel engines.
You have options for recharging your batteries, including adding high output units and secondary chargers.
During a refit of the lifelines on his brigantine schooner, writer Roger Hughes discovers forming an eye splice with Dyneema is easier than splicing double braided line.
Serpentine belts are a game-changer, as long as you know when and how to change them in a pinch.
A look at varnish and varnish alternatives for modern cruising sailors.
After a decade of trouble-free use, the conventional marine toilet on their 41-footer developed issues. Was a composting head the answer?
Depending on your budget, and how and where you sail, equipping your boat with the right propeller can produce sizable rewards.
Adapting Greek recipes to make them boat-friendly and adding personal touches to the meals are this charter veteran’s secrets to keeping guests happy.
These tried-and-true recipes are boater-tested and family-approved.
This one-pot meal warms the bones when the weather won’t cooperate, and is a great make-ahead dish for offshore passages.
For the crew on Totem, an Instant Pot is worth the space in the galley—and the Giffords like the ability to set it and forget it.
America’s Cup sailor Gary Jobson offers setting and sailing tips for symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers.
Larger main sails with in-mast and in-boom furling are paving the way for a changes in sail inventory on the foredeck.
Armed with a few basic tools, a DIYer can refit a mast with a Harken Battcar System to make raising, dousing, and reefing the mainsail easier and safer.
Three sailmakers take a look at off-wind sails that will keep your boat moving on a reach and a run.
Check out electric motors, repurposed sails and reef-safe sunscreens, and reduce single-use plastics on board.
While the Totem crew saw plenty of natural beauty during their circumnavigation, unfortunately they saw environmental devastation as well.
Amid stories about the declining state of the ocean, a sailor finds inspiration while sailing marine protected areas on a passage between Maine and Bermuda.
At Wake Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring the deep into better understand what lies below the surface.
Fatty Goodlander knows how to keep a nervous crew member calm: by keeping them busy—and never allow talk of launching the liferaft.
James Frederick’s 32 days alone across the Pacific included 1,000 miles without a rudder.
After eight seasons sailing the South Pacific, the crew of Sparkman & Stephens 41 Pitufa have learned to embrace their morning rituals of coffee, convergence zones, and surface analysis charts.
Setting the hook where it’s safe for your boat and the coral takes some time to get right.