Where Credit Is Due: May 2013

OGM / MISEATwo years ago, I replaced my incandescent stern light with a waterproof, sealed LED unit from OGM (www.miseagroup.com). This winter, while the...

Design For: Box for Binoculars

One of the primary causes of ruin for many pairs of binoculars is that they have no home. Loose in the cockpit, or sharing...

Sailing Apparel: High-tech Sun Protection vs. Thrift Store Buys

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and its the No. 1 cancer in men older than 50. Take a glance...

Real Kids Sunglasses

Only a few sunglasses manufacturers featured in last summers test (July 2009) offer childrens sunglasses, and those shades are usually just scaled down versions...

The Liquid Image 310 Video Mask

For those of us who spend nearly as much time under the water as on it, the Liquid Image 310 video mask sounded like...

Good Lookin Leica

Sight is the mariners most important sense, and tools that enhance visual acuity can be worth their weight in gold. Leicas newest addition to...

Practical Sailor Tests Polarized Sunglasses

With all the marketing nonsense surrounding sunglasses, its easy to forget that a good pair of polarized lenses is a tool, as essential to...

7×50 Marine Binoculars Update

A pair of top-quality 7x50 marine binoculars can be pretty pricey, but its an essential piece of gear on a cruising boat. Good binoculars...

Flir Camera Redefines Night Vision Onboard

Each press of the "Scene" button cycles between one of four modes of operation that include night running, day running, man overboard, and night...

Nikon and Fujinon go head-to-head in Practical Sailors test of image-stabilized binoculars

We pitted the Nikon 14x40 Stabil-Eyes against the Fujinon TS 1040 Techno-Stabi binocular, which beat out four competitors&emdash;priced from $500 to $1,300 and with...

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...