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  • An Experiment in Boosting Wi-Fi the DIY Way

    In November 2010, Practical Sailor posted a Reader Workbench article written by subscriber Ed Mini of...

  • Testing Telemedicine’s Limits
    Early into the 645-mile race between Marion, Mass., and the island of Bermuda in 2009, trouble brewed aboard the C&C...
  • The SPOT Sat Phone
    SOS buttons and two-way texting are handy, but nothing beats being able to actually speak with someone in the event...
  • Comparing Class B AIS Transceivers
     Subscribers OnlyThe popularity of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) has grown exponentially in recent years. Lower costs have...
  • Marine Handheld VHFs Test
     Subscribers OnlyTesters evaluated handheld VHF radios from three leading marine electronics makers. From Icom, we tested the M92D and...
  • Where Credit Is Due: April 2013
    About six months ago, I bought a Raymarine Smart Controller remote for my autopilot. It is a great unit that I have...
  • DeLorme inReach vs. Iridium Extreme
     Subscribers OnlyThere are numerous portable marine electronics that can keep you connected while you get away from it all. But which...
  • Plotting Your Escape in the Age of Satcom
    I wanted to try a little experiment this week. Something safe, with little risk of getting hurt. Something I could do...
  • Satcom Moves a Little Closer to Affordable
     Subscribers OnlyA new generation of satellite phones is making it easier to stay connected. The latest Satcom devices not only...
  • PredictWind Satcom Reviews
     Subscribers OnlyWhen we reported on Matt Rutherford’s solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the Americas aboard his Albin Vega 27,...

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