September 2012 Issue
Practical Sailors Picks for Best Sailing Gear of 2012
Top marine electronics, boat sanitation, and handy gadgets earn PS Editors Choice Awards.
Of the dozens and dozens of sailing products Practical Sailor tested between September 2011 and August 2012, only 18 earned the designation as 2012 Editors Choice gear. These are marine products that clearly stood out among their peers during our independent tests as the best in their categorymarine maintenance, marine electronics, sailing apparel, personal gear, etc.and whose performance earned the confidence of Practical Sailors editors. A hybrid touchscreen multi-function display that can link with your iPhone; an iPad app that can serve as a backup for your chartplotter; a powerful, rechargeable LED spotlight that floats; an affordable vent filter that eats up holding tank odor; and a single-part varnish that retains a mirror-like gloss for more than a yearthese are just some of the picks for the years best sailing gear.
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