Systems & Propulsion

With a compact size and design that complies with the American Boat and Yacht Council’s standards for safety, the Dickinson P9000 helps extend the sailing season.

Playing it Safe with LPG Heat

A propane fireplace is within reach of the handy sailor.

Unlike many sailors, Practical Sailor contributor Drew Frye’s version of sailing occurs in any weather where the water isn’t frozen. So when his family purchased a used PDQ 32 catamaran six years ago, one of the first items on the To-Buy list was a cabin heater.

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