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Marine Electronics: Practical Sailor Tests Portable Depth Sounders

One would expect that one of the least complicated and most critical pieces of electronic equipment on a boat would also be the most...

Mailport: October 2010

I was disappointed to see in the August 2010 issue that you published a letter without an editorial caveat regarding the disparaging remarks about...

Two 12-inch Chartplotters Go Head-to-Head

One of the biggest drawbacks to chartplotter navigation is that the size of the screen limits the amount of chart information that the viewer...

Practical Sailors Gear of the Year 2009

As each year nears its end, Practical Sailor editors find themselves poring over the dozens of products reviewed in the previous months to choose...

Marine Electronics: Practical Sailor Reviews New Raymarine A-series Chartplotter-sounder

Sailors who are looking for a chartplotter, who tend to stray from the beaten path, or who spend a fair amount of time fishing...

Practical Sailor Names 13 Products Best Gear of the Year

Practical Sailor’s annual wrap-up of the year’s best sailing equipment looks at our favorite top-rated products from November 2007 to November 2008, including the...

Marine Electronics Test: A Look at Combination Fishfinders and Chartplotters

2)]Standard Horizon CP180The CP180 chartplotter comes with a Smart GPS sensor. For the test, we added the Standard Horizon FF520 black-box sounder, an Airmar...

Practical Sailor Tests Standard Horizons Big, Bad CPV550

Do-it-all electronics are propagating at a rapid pace, and Standard Horizon is certainly a top player in the market. Its new CPV550-packed with a...

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...