Safety & Seamanship

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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...

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Stripped Hose ClampsRe: The Case of the Stripped Hose Clamp in the September 1999 issue:First, torque is not the issue. Clamping force is the...

A Foolproof (and Simple) Way to Set Jib Leads

An excellent, surprisingly simple way to set jib leads is to use jib luff telltales as a guide. This technique applies to all types...

Offshore Log:Escape From Lotus Land

Summer is arriving in the Northern Hemisphere. In colder regions like New England, the long winter is over, and sailors make feverish preparations for...

Offshore Log:Escape From Lotus Land

Summer is arriving in the Northern Hemisphere. In colder regions like New England, the long winter is over, and sailors make feverish preparations for...

Sailor’s Knives: 14 High-End Blades Tested

We last tested knives for the sailor in the August 15, 1993 issue. Most of the knives tested then are still on the market—not...

20 Electric Bilge Pumps Tested

Boats left on moorings, at docks or unattended at anchor usually have an electric bilge pump, with a built-in or separate automatic switch. The combination...

Sailor’s Knives: 14 High-End Blades Tested

We last tested knives for the sailor in the August 15, 1993 issue. Most of the knives tested then are still on the market—not...

Coastal Life Rafts: Eight-Model Evaluation

Last month we reported general findings from our 25-raft evaluation. Volunteer sailors, plus representatives of the US Coast Guard, participated. This month we consider...

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...