Mailport November 2012 Issue

Mailport: November 2012

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I use current and back issues of Practical Sailor a lot, and I am frustrated by the time and effort it takes to find (if I can) past articles on a subject. Other than the year 2000, I have found no index resources for PS. Am I just missing the obvious? I can't be the only one who is frustrated.

Will Walton
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The next to last page of each December issue has an annual index for that year; and the search engine on is a good resource for looking for past articles. Be as specific as possible with your search terms as it searches the entire text of every article. Broad searches for common terms like "sail" or "anchor" will get thousands of hits. We recommend using the “Advanced Search” function to narrow the search, and again, be specific—include the year (“antifouling test 2012”), product type and maker (“Andersen winch”), etc.—and fill in all of the fields.
Another option is to use and put “Practical Sailor” in front of your specific terms (i.e., “Practical Sailor winch test”). And if the article you’re looking for still eludes you, shoot us an email, and we’ll be glad to help:


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Comments (3)

I am promted to write by a recent reader comment justifiably critical of 12-volt receptacles. I have replaced mine with Powerlet-style connectors as found on BMW motorcycles: the quality of much better, they are weatherproof, and a wide variety of styles and functions are available. Try Whitehorse Gear for a listing.
-Steve in Virginia

Posted by: Steven W | December 29, 2012 9:48 PM    Report this comment

I am wondering if the article in Nov. issue on fuel additives are for gasoline and diesel or are there different products for each type of fuel.

Posted by: Wayne %26 Kimberly E | November 12, 2012 10:40 AM    Report this comment

I must also add to my post on the Forspar Mini Galley that a friend has the same unit on his boat. He removes the propane canister every tome he stows the stove. He eventually tore the O ring inside the propane canister and threw the entire blazing stove overboard. I lubricate my O ring with spit before attaching it to the stove. The canister then stays attached until empty, reducing the possibility of causing a leak.

Posted by: GORDON T | November 5, 2012 10:04 AM    Report this comment

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