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GoFree: Simrad Nav Goes Mobile

Being natural-born skeptics, Practical Sailor testers are always pleasantly surprised when we test gear that meets-or almost meets-the hype from its makers and marketers....

Simrad Broadband Radar Comparison

We have seen broadband units mounted behind dedicated 6-foot pylons with gimbals, and although locating the scanner directly behind a pylon seems illogical, the...

Touchscreen plotter-sounder test: Simrad NSS7 vs. Raymarine e7D

Since testing the Garmin 740s (PS, November 2011) and more recently, the new hybrid-touchscreen Raymarine e7D (July 2012), Practical Sailor has had the opportunity...

Raymarine’s WiFi Advantage

Raymarine has re-defined onboard interface with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities in its new MFDs. Using an iPad or iPhone (Version 4 or newer), a...

Raymarine e7 vs. Garmin 740s plotter-sounders

Ease of usePS testers found both units to be intuitive in menu layout and basic features functionality, but due to the e7D’s increased capabilities,...

Raymarine’s WiFi Advantage

Raymarine has re-defined onboard interface with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities in its new MFDs. Using an iPad or iPhone (Version 4 or newer), a...

PS Tests the Fish-finding Factor of Compact Plotter-sounders

Raymarine A70DThe Raymarine A70D is the big brother of the A50D that Practical Sailor reviewed in June 2009, and it shares many of the...

PS Tests Small-screen Plotter-sounders

Raymarine A70DThe Raymarine A70D is the big brother of the A50D that Practical Sailor reviewed in June 2009, and it shares many of the...

Plotter-sounders Undergo a Battery of Tests

Fogging screens, water intrusion, poor visibility in bright sunlight, and slow redraw rates are the most common complaints we get regarding plotter-sounders. Better construction,...

Chandlery: June 2011

In our eternal quest to be fouling-free beneath the waterline, we recently picked up a tube of Prop Glop antifoulant for propellers and running...

C&C 40: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 38-42 foot sailboat for less than $50,000? Considering a C&C 40? See a C&C Sailboat for sale? What are the...