Mailport & PS Advisor

Mailport 07/01/99

Keel BoltsIn the April 1, 1999 issue a reader asked about replacement of keel bolts. I presume, from his question, that PSs position is...

PS Advisor 05/01/00

Hull/Keel Joint CracksMy husband and I own a 1978 Columbia 10.7 sailboat. When it came out of the water at the end of last...

Mailport 05/01/00

Battery BurnupIn your January 1, 2000 issue, Mr. Dale Botwin reported his experience with an inexpensive Group 24 starting battery getting very hot and...

PS Advisor 07/15/99

Holding Tanks and HosesMy brother-in-law and I are planning to install a holding tank in our 1970 Morgan 28. Ive tried to research the...

Mailport 07/15/99

Integrated InstrumentsRegarding the May 1, 1999 article on integrated instruments, all is not well in paradise with integration. I chose Autohelm in spite of...

Mailport 02/01/00

Rubber BulletsWhilst in St. Maarten/St. Martin, on my way back home from an Atlantic crossing, I happened to pass by a gunshop called CaribArm...

Mailport 04/01/00

Anchor TestsI would like to commend your staff for the thorough and professional manner in which you conducted the recent anchor tests (December 1999)....

PS Advisor 04/01/00

Weather ClothsThe issue du jour is weather cloths. How do I mount them aboard my Cabo Rico 38 so they withstand a boarding...

PS Advisor

Brass Plumbing NipplesOkay, now not only am I confused, so is one of the managers at my local West Marine store.Go into any West...

Mailport

Anchor TestsThanks for your continuing series of articles on anchors. As a fellow anchor-tester, I appreciate the time and effort that goes into meaningful...

Doing ‘The Ditch’ Capt. Frank’s Way

Be aware that a less-experienced sailors report of a great anchorage with plenty of depth, or statements like We ran aground here! don't do you much good if they fail to include basic info such as their boat's draft, state of the tide, etc. Other sailors' facility reviews should also be taken with a grain of salt. For example: The dockmaster hates Algerian Snaggle-tooth Poodles (like our Fluffy), so were never coming back, and you shouldnt either!