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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...

Mailport: August 2013

On strolling through Port Townsend (Wash.) Boat Haven, while I was having some work done on my boat, I saw this boat (photo at...

Quatix Superwatch

There is no shortage of sailing watches on the market, and weve reviewed our fair share (PS, November 2011 issue). So when Garmin released...

Nautilus Lifeline VHF

During our recent test of man-overboard electronics (PS, May 2013)-alarms, beacons, and self-rescue devices-we came across a rescue communication product thats been making waves...

Marine Handheld VHFs Test

While technologies like cellular and satellite phones have revolutionized onboard communication, they are still just supplements to the good-ole marine-band VHF radio. VHF radios...

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...

Field Testing Kannad, McMurdo, and Mobilarm MOB Beacons

The TechnologyBoth the Kannad R10 SafeLink and the McMurdo Smartfind S10 send MOB messages to an AIS receiver. The AIS safety-related message is transmitted...

Where Credit Is Due: April 2013

Raymarine and West MarineAbout six months ago, I bought a Raymarine Smart Controller remote for my autopilot. It is a great unit that I...

DeLorme inReach vs. Iridium Extreme

Many love the solitude that sailing offers, but not necessarily the limited (or non-existent) communications that can accompany it. For those sailors, there are...

Plotting Your Escape in the Age of Satcom

I wanted to try a little experiment this week. Something safe, with little risk of getting hurt. Something I could do while drinking coffee...

The Great Loop – The Basics

Join us this week as we discuss taking a sailboat around North America's great boating adventure - The Great Loop. We discuss advice from...
Tartan 30 Boat Review video from Practical Sailor

Tartan 30 | Boat Review