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Wireless Multiplexers

ConclusionIf your needs are fairly simple-combining an AIS with an NMEA 0183 instrument, for example-the Digital Yacht MUX100 and WLN10 or 10HS may be...

A NMEA 2000-and Beyond-Survival Guide

NMEA 2000 (aka NMEA 2K or N2K) is the communication standard replacing NMEA 0183. It is a technical standard (IEC 61162-3) used for connecting...

An Experiment in Boosting Wi-Fi the DIY Way

In November 2010, Practical Sailor posted a Reader Workbench article written by subscriber Ed Mini of Mystic, Conn., on a do-it-yourself Wi-Fi booster/antenna assembled...

The New Bad Boy

What We FoundThe setups power usage-including the Unleashed-was minimal, typically in the range of 200-300 milliamps, less than our ability to measure it precisely.Installation...

Performance Racing App for Sailors

Practical Sailor downloaded Regatta Recon to an Apple iPhone 4 and took it for a test drive. While underway, PS compared Regatta Recons readouts...

Bad Elf GPS Pro Boosts iPad Nav Apps

We used the GPS Pro while hiking and sailing in Norway and were able to get satellite fixes inside sailboats, ferries, even at cruising...

Test Driving New Nobeltec TZ

Nobeltec, a marine-navigation software developer based in the U.S., recently released a new chartplotting app for the iPad: Nobeltec TZ (or Time Zero). We...

Weather4D iPad App Review

A number of sailors use GRIB files to create their own short-term weather forecasts. In our original report on iPad applications for sailors (PS,...

Navigation Software for Macs

In Practical Sailors more recent reviews of navigation software that can be used with an onboard computer, we concentrated on software for PCs (PS,...

Mailport: July 2013

A few issues ago, you had a short article on deck hardware (blocks, traveler, cars, etc.) that included Garhauer, and you mentioned that the...

Beneteau 46.1: What You Should Know | Boat Tour

Looking to buy a 42-46 foot sailboat? Considering a Beneteau Oceanis 45 or the newer Beneteau 46.1? See a Beneteau for sale? What are...