Inflatables Tenders

Dinghy Accessories: Practical Sailors Gonna Pump You Up

Bottom Line: The Bravo 12 puts out a high volume of air at reasonable pressure, and testers liked its automatic cut-off. However, the units...

Deep Dirt: Whats the Best Inflatable Boat Cleaners For Stubborn Stains on a Dinghy?

It often seems that this whole boat-cleaner craze is getting out of hand. These days, the shelves of marine chandleries are crowded with black-streak...

Making the Old Dink New Again: Practical Sailor Turns an Old Fiberglass Dinghy into...

It started out as a Socratic quest for truth and knowledge (to satisfy that itching curiosity)-a yearning in the cockles (or maybe the sub-cockles)...

Dinghy Review: Walker Bay Genesis 270 FTD

This Walker Bay RIB is a well-executed, but heavy, plastic inflatable dinghy. Its thermo-molded hull resists impact, wont chip like gelcoat, and is easy...

Mailport: 12/06

MARINE INSURANCE REDUXI have been reading with much interest your articles about marine insurance this year (April and May 2006). Every year, I look...

Rhumb Lines — Getting a Fix on Reality

It was mid-July 1990 on the Caicos Banks, a stretch of shallow, gin-clear water extending for about 70 miles east to west in the...

Mid-size Inflatables: Mercury Wins

Inflatables have come a long way in a short time. Take a look at the Zodiac CZ7 (photo below). The CZ7, which stands for...

Inflatable Boats Under $1,000

What We FoundAll of the boats were easy to assemble and disassemble. The only boat we had a bit of difficulty with was the...

Airdeck Rollup Boats

So, you need a blow-up boat to use as a tender for people and gear between shore and anchor, or for checking out the...

Walker Bay RIDs

Back in the September 2001 issue, Practical Sailor reviewed, in the Chandlery section, the Walker Bay 8 and Walker Bay 10 dinghies. We...

Pearson 37 & 37-2 – Behind the Curtain

Are you interested in a racer cruiser sailboat like the Pearson 37 and Pearson 37-2? This week we dive into a boat review of...

Latest Sailboat Review

Marshall Sanderling 18: Used Boat Review

Catboats started out as workboats. According to marine historian Howard I. Chapelle, beamy, single-sailed centerboarders with half-decked hulls and barn door rudders began to...