Marine Electronics

Battery Power Packs: Are They Too Good to Be True?

The etymology of the word blivit is questionable. A clean way to describe this term is stuffing 2 pounds of material into a 1-pound...

GPS 406 MHz EPIRBs: ACR vs. NAT

The prime electronic rescue device has for many years been the EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon).The original concept of the EPIRB was a...

Top 10 Products for 1999

Choosing the best gear for sailboats isn't easy. But at Practical Sailor were used to doing just that. The job is easiest when empirical...

Battery Power Packs: Are They Too Good to Be True?

The etymology of the word blivit is questionable. A clean way to describe this term is stuffing 2 pounds of material into a 1-pound...

Inexpensive E-mail: Magellan GSC 100 vs. SASCO OceanMail 2000

Bringing e-mail capability onboard is not as simple as what you may have at home. Unless your boat is at a dock with a...

In-Your-Pocket Email

Sailors want email on their boats. Walking around the marina in the spring and fall with skippers busily getting their boats ready for their...

Banish Junky Anchor Rode Markers

For the boat owner who thinks he has everything, there is yet still another bit of electronic wizardry…a widget that tells you how much...

Mailport 08/01/00

Handheld GPSI have the greatest respect for the equipment reviews in Practical Sailor, but I think that you overlooked very critical attributes for your...

Close As A Pencil Point

On May 1, President Clinton announced that the selective availability (SA) system used to degrade GPS (global positioning system) signals was terminated, effective at...

Self-Starting Diesel?

Perhaps it was somebodys idea of a joke. Who walks away from their boat and leaves the engine running? But when I climbed back...

Catalina 445: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 40-50 foot sailboat? Considering a Catalina 445? See a Catalina 445 for sale? What are the pros and cons of...