How does the Odeo laser flare compare to a pyrotechnic flare?
Yachting Monthly anchor chain test
Is Chinese chain safe for anchoring your yacht?
Anchor windlass test – video and expert advice
See our video report on the windlass test published in Yachting Monthly November 2012 – and read about the types of windlass available, what their ratings mean, what loads they…
MOB retrieval and recovery
Watch Chris Beeson's test of MOB retrieval and recovery equipment
Take a look at our checklist of essential fitting-out tips
How batteries can explode – and how to avoid it
Marine electrical expert Nigel Calder explains why boat batteries emit hydrogen and how to minimise the dangers
Why does my autopilot ‘auto-off’?
The unedited letter sent by Derek Gilbert, Raymarine's customer service manager, to YM reader Bob Johnson in response to a question about his ST7000 tripping into standby without warning
Group test: Lifejackets
Chris Beeson visits the RNLI to test 12 of the latest lifejackets, from £60-£280. Read the full test in the July 2009 issue of Yachting Monthly
Six ISO 9650 liferafts tested
Yachting Monthly tested six liferafts conforming to the new ISO 9650 standard, putting them through a rigorous series of tests. Read our findings in the January 2009 issue of YM.
Image stabilising binoculars
We tested some Fujinon Techno Stabi 14x40 stabilised binoculars. See how they work in our brief video guide.