Frequently Asked Questions

Are Back Issues available to purchase?
Extra copies are printed of each issue. Those copies are available for as long as supplies last. Price is $7.50 per copy (plus $2 shipping and handling per order).

To order send check or money order to: Practical Sailor, P.O. Box 5656, Norwalk, CT 06854

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Additional products are available online at practical-sailor.com

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Why did I receive a bill before my first issue?
It may be confusing to receive a bill before your first issue. Because our publications are mailed via Periodicals Postage (formerly Second Class postage) and our statements are mailed via First Class Postage, sometimes the statements arrive before the first issue. If you choose to pay for your subscription with this first statement, please be reassured by our money-back guarantee.

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Like many other publishers, we make portions of our customer list available to carefully screened companies that offer products and services we believe you may enjoy. If, when we make our list available, you do not wish to receive these offers and/or information, please let us know by contacting us at:
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We do not share email addresses or telephone numbers with other organizations. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

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How do I contact the Editorial Department?
Practical Sailor
Editorial Office
7820 S Holiday Dr.
Suite 315
Sarasota, FL 34231
Email Editor

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What is the Subscription Department address?
Practical Sailor
P.O. Box 8535
Big Sandy, TX 75755-8535

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Inside Practical Sailor Blog

Pain-free Marine Electronics Upgrades

by Darrell Nicholson with Bill Bishop on March 31, 2015

We all know the guy who updated his trusty chartplotter and lost all the waypoints he'd saved over years. We don't want to be him. We don't want YOU to be him. But we also don't want you wandering the ocean with an antiquated and possibly bug-ridden device. Updating our software doesn't just fix bugs and ensure our electronics are operating correctly; it expands the equipment's functionality. Updates to the multifunction displays we are testing at Practical Sailor have enabled a range of new functions, including an ability to integrate with some handy i0S and Android applications. Keeping up with updates also helps avoid the rare glitches that can occur when you leap-frog several updates by replacing a very early software versions with the latest and greatest.

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