Systems & Propulsion

The Seoladair Easystow inflatable fender that we’ve been testing since 2008 is showing reasonable signs of wear and tear and has had the inner liner replaced (covered by warranty), but it’s still performing well.

Long-term Test Gear Updates

A look at how our top test picks hold up in the real world.

Many of Practical Sailor’s tests move from “the lab” (workshop/garage/driveway) to our fleet of test boats, where we can evaluate the top products in real-world conditions over the long haul. These long-term tests can last from two to 10 years, and we try to offer occasional updates on their status, when it’s warranted.

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More Systems & Propulsion

New Options in Small Outboards

 Subscribers OnlyPropulsion has long been lingering high on the list of priorities for our trailerable test boat, the Catalina 22...

Engine Oil Changer

Changing the oil in a car is easy. On a boat, the engine is generally buried in the bilge and draining is awkward or...