This is the easiest, most common splice. Typically, it’s used to put an eye in the end of a mooring line or anchor rode.
Our first look at the Invictus 270FX.
Who says the Americans have the center console market on lockdown? This boat makes a strong argument that the Europeans can compete for real.
The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.
“I had no idea a boat could sink that fast!”
The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.
Digging through a tackle box of memories.
Our Boat Test of the Hunt 32CC.
The new Hunt 32CC is as at home at the yacht club as she is on the fishing grounds.
What message would a Trump presidential yacht send to the world?
So you’ve got a quarter guard that got torn up by a piling? Or you need to plug a hole left by an extracted through-hull? Fiberglass fabric’s the answer.
With a 4-kilowatt transceiver inside, the DRS4DL Radar from Furuno doubles the available power of the previous model in the same 19-inch radome.
A step-by-step guide of how to properly cleata a line, including a video demonstation.
Step-by-step instructions on how to properly coil a line, including a video demonstration.
A video demonstration on how to properly stow a line on your boat.
You should always strive to approximate this ideal, for the sake of safety and convenience.
How to do a clove hitch on a piling including a video demonstration.
Now and again you may need to secure a secondary line to a primary that’s under load (without slippage), so that tension is relieved.
The bowline can be used to make giant loops, temporarily fasten lines together, lift heavy objects, and serve a host of other purposes onboard.
How to make a safe wind-bound departure with your boat.
With practice, you should be able to lasso a piling with a mooring line from, say, 8 or 10 feet off.
How Well Do You Know Your Pretty Boats?
Few descriptions defy definition as well as "pretty" but the strength of the adjective lies in its subjectivity. We've got 14 pretty boats for you to look at, drool over, and, hopefully, identify correctly. See how your observational skills and knowledge of boat designs from the past to today stack up against our quiz.
Both of these new releases from sperry promise boaters superior grip and lightning-fast drying times. We tested them out to see if their claims hold water.
Our first look at the Azimut Atlantis 43.
This 43 has big-boat luxury in a relatively small package—and she’s got ambition written all over her.
You can go big, but don’t forget to keep it simple.
Our Boat Test of the Wider 32.
The Wider 32 is a high-end little vessel for serious boaters. And though she may look unorthodox at first, there’s a method to her madness.
One reader found out the hard way why you should probably just listen to the dockmaster.
Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP.
With a straightforward propulsion package, a time-tested hullform, and an artisanally crafted interior, the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP delivers the goods in a very far-flung locale.