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Where Credit is Due: March 2011

Letters to Practical Sailor, March 2011. This month's letters cover subjects such as: Caframo, Power Film, and more!

Where Credit is Due: July 2011

Letters to Practical Sailor, June 2011. This month's letters cover subjects such as: Whale Pumps, Rigging and More!

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 come to depend on, especially when single-handing. The Smart Controller plugs into the SeaTalk system and serves as a wireless remote for the autopilot. The weak point in the system is the lightweight lanyard. Recently mine gave way, and the remote bounced twice toward the rail, hung in mid-air, then disappeared overboard. You can imagine my anguish after failing to retrieve it. I contacted Raymarine (www.raymarine.com) and told them my story. I guess it was my lucky day: Long story short, they sent me a new one! Im a huge Raymarine fan now.

Where Credit is Due: December 2011

Letters to Practical Sailor, December 2011. This month's letters cover subjects such as: ScanMarine, Midland Management, and more!

Where Credit is Due: September 2011

Letters to Practical Sailor, September 2011. This month's letters cover subjects such as: Johnson Pumps, Raymarine, Edson and More!

Where Credit is Due: January 2012

Letters to Practical Sailor, January 2012. This month's letters cover subjects such as: Shurflo, Ronstan, and Keen Footwear

Where Credit is Due: West Marine, Forespar, and More!

I purchased West Marine Third Reef foul-weather gear in 2008 at the Miami Beach boat show. The jackets inner liner started shedding, leaving white snowflakes everywhere. Ive been putting up with this for quite a few years as I havent been using the foul-weather gear regularly. But this past April, I departed for French Polynesia and started using the gear regularly. After almost six months of cruising, I sent West Marine corporate (www.westmarine.com) an email about my issue, fully expecting the too old, too long ago, too whatever response. To my very pleasant surprise, I received a reply from Glenna in customer service, who had found my receipt in their computer; she gave me instructions to take the foul-weather gear to the local store for replacement or credit. The Honolulu store manager was super nice and helpful. I now have a new set of Third Reef foul-weather gear! Thanks and kudos to West Marine!

Where Credit is Due: October 2012

Letters to Practical Sailor, October 2012. This month's letters cover topics such as: Jabsco,Whale Pumps, Innovative Lighting& Edson, and more!

Where Credit is Due: May 2011

Letters to Practical Sailor, May 2011. This month's letters cover subjects such as: BoatU.S. Insurance, Marinco, Rigging and More!

Where Credit Is Due: June 2015

The Simpson Lawrence Horizon Express windlass on my boat needed maintenance, and I was dismayed to find a note on the Lewmar website that says Lewmar no longer supplies spares for the old Simpson Lawrence windlass range; it advises contacting John McMaster from SL Spares (www.slspares.co.uk).