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Inflatable Boat Fenders Test

All boats require fenders at some point (docking, rafting, etc.), and the larger the fender needed to create space between boat hull and potential damage, the larger the space the...

Dinghy Accessories: Practical Sailors Gonna Pump You Up

Whether you need to pump up an inflatable dinghy or your favorite summer water toy, a 12-volt inflator/deflator can come in handy when youre away from shorepower. The convenience of...

Tinned Wire Myth Busted

I recently purchased an older boat. Not long before the purchase, the previous owner had the wiring replaced. 177 All the workmanship seems to be in good order, with all...

Trying to Reason With . . .

  Our 2008 article on hurricane gear brought back memories of one of my most terrifying cruising experiences. In 1997, Super Typhoon Paka tore through the island of Guam while...

Mailport: 07/08

Globe-Trotting MorganI just completed a family, 17-year, and 50,000-mile circumnavigation onboard Hippos Camp, our 1985 Morgan 43. And I think the Morgan 43 should be included in your list of...

Practical Sailor Tests Lightweight 10-foot Rigid Inflatable Boats

After reviewing one of Walker Bays 270 Genesis FTD rigid inflatable boat (RIBs) in the December 2007 issue, Practical Sailor tracked down 11 similar boats from seven manufacturers-ranging in manufacturers...

Solo Sailor’s Gear Box

Photo by Skip Allen 288 The 30th anniversary of the Singlehanded TransPac (SHTP), which starts July 12, includes an entry list of widely diverse designs with most of the 23...
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Practical Sailor Tests Standard Horizons Big, Bad CPV550

Do-it-all electronics are propagating at a rapid pace, and Standard Horizon is certainly a top player in the market. Its new CPV550-packed with a VHF and all the bonus capabilities...

Practical Sailors Picks for Summer Reading List

While you wont find any pulp fiction on Practical Sailors reading list this summer, some of our favorites are light enough for evening cockpit reading. Weve included a book of...