New Trends in Sailing Safety Gear

New Trends in Sailing Safety Gear


Safety at sea has become more than a noteworthy slogan. Many feel it defines the right game plan and gear choice to ensure a favorable outcome in challenging conditions. But at Practical Sailor, we also recognize its role in incident prevention, and we understand why one's boat handling ability, navigation competency, weather awareness, and sound decision-making are just as important as the gear in the grab bag—perhaps even more so.

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  • Marine Electronics

    Testing the B&G Zeus3 Nav System

    Multifunction display manufacturers have pushed their products through a dramatic evolution in the last five years as they try to keep pace with technology that we take for granted in our other electronics. Better interfaces, screen resolution, and the ability to download useful...

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  • Boat Maintenance

    Quick and Safe Sail Cleaning

    It can be a rust stain caused by a loop of chain that spent the winter lying on a sail. Perhaps a bird crawled under the sail cover and built a nest, pooping on the sail for weeks. Laminate sails present a particularly vexing problems, since mildew likes the adhesive that bond the...

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  • Systems & Propulsion

    Folding vs. Feathering Props

    For the past 40 years we’ve sailed an average of 10,000 miles annually between Australia, Alaska, Antarctica and Spitsbergen motoring or motorsailing between 400 and 600 hours, depending on the area – more hours in high latitudes of Antarctica and the Arctic, fewer in the...

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