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Mailport: 10/08

...to be fairly quiet. Garmin GPS48 Revisited Thanks for Rick McLarens write-up on replacing the Garmin GPS48 internal battery (Mailport, Practical Sailor June 2008). I replaced mine but used a battery...

Mailport: Fuel Overfill Protection, Fuel Additive Feedback, and More!

...Sludge in your November 2015 issue. [To read the correction, see Mailport in the January 2016 issue; the original articles online version has been updated with the new content.] Gold...

Mailport: September 2011

...courtesy of Patrick Shannon 288 I noticed the suggestion of using a laparoscope for accessing hard-to-reach places (Mailport July 2011). An alternative to this is the “getter” that I use,...

Mailport: May 2014

...California There is an error in my previous proposal for estimating the amount of energy that a snubber system will absorb as it stretches (PS Mailport, January 2014). I mistakenly...

Mailport: 02/01/03

More on Refrigeration I read Mr. Marchand’s comments about refrigeration systems [Mailport, December 2002] with some interest.I am not an expert in marine refrigerations systems, but I was a refrigeration...

Mailport: June 2014

...some of the other brands. Tom and Shauna Varley Jr.Gulfstar 50Via www.practical-sailor.com In regard to the Mailport letter seeking a test of business-card scanners (see PS March 2014 online): I...

Mailport: 03/02

...Brierley supported (Mailport, January 1). Having tried most products and found varnish deficient and Cetol-type products repellent aesthetically, I then tried Honey Teak. Although applied to mahogany where the colouring...

Mailport: 10/09

...the latest test results, see “Acrylic Finishes” in the September 2009 issue. Not The Knot You indicated in the September Mailport that readers could find how to tie an icicle...

Mailport: 11/09

...in the July 2000 Mailport: XtraTuf fishing boots ( www.xtratufboots.com). While we have not yet tested these, Practical Sailor contributors Beth Leonard and Evans Starzinger used them on their high-latitude...

Mailport: 02/01/04

...use of the term “variable pitch” propeller, as I noted in the December 2003 Mailport. Most propellers are variable in pitch. The term “variable” refers to the fact that the...