Inside Practical Sailor

Navigating by iPad Using eSeaChart and ActiveCaptain

Before a short cruise I took last week, I was pretty skeptical of the idea of user-generated, or crowd-sourced, navigation data. The idea that...

Custom Catamaran Loaded with PS Picks

Our favorite PS pick aboard Ice Wars? Serving as a backup to the two electric, freshwater-flush Tecma heads (one with a hot/cold bidet) is...

Whats Happening in the World of Owners Manuals?

Were seeing several errors creep into owners manuals. Many of the mistakes seem to be the lost-in-translation variety, but others seem to be just...

Two Good Sailing Books About Shallow-draft Sailboats

The January issue of Practical Sailor has been up on the home page for a while, and inside the issue you'll find a rather...

Toilet paper, Vacuflush, and a search for PS testers

Last months report on fast-dissolve toilet paper took on a new significance this past week as we began testing Sealands Vacuflush toilets, toilets that...

Summer Dreams, Brad Van Liew, and Moitessier

In New England, the first hint is the fog and tide blowing through open windows and then revealing, at once, the sky. The wash...

Deadly Accident, Swing Keels, and Mandatory PFDs

Two boaters died last week in a boating accident involving some promising young students in Newport News, Virginia. It is a sad story about...

Big Adventures in Small Boats

I've always admired adventurers in small boats. If I were to trace my sea addiction it would likely be to Kon-Tiki, a book that...

Welcome (Part II) and Meet the Skipper

In keeping with this blog's theme of offering a glimpse of what's going on "inside" Practical Sailor, this post-our second since we've revamped the...

Welcome to the new Practical Sailor Website

Practical Sailor is pleased to announce its completely redesigned website, www.practical-sailor.com. The refit means the site now offers you and all our loyal subscribers...