Sailboat Reviews

How to Sell Your Boat

For many sailors, selling their boats is an emotional experience. The big decision is setting the price. Setting your price, or the acceptable net...

Cal 2-46: A Venerable Lapworth Design Brought Up to Date

What kind of blue-water cruising sailboat should you consider when your thoughts turn offshore? We posed that question to Practical Sailor readers, and Puget...

Rhumb Lines: Show Highlights from Annapolis

I’ve always enjoyed how the annual Annapolis Sailboat Show offers a glimpse of the future—or at least how gear and boat makers envision the...

Open Transom Pros and Cons

The low, open transom of our test boat, a Corsair F-24 trimaran, results in chronically wet sneakers when sailing in rough conditions. At normal...

Mailport: Charley Morgan, Locker Safety, Fast Bottom Paint

SALUTE TO CHARLEY MORGAN Regarding your memorial to Charley Morgan and his enduring boat designs (see “Eight Bells for Charley Morgan,” PS February 2023), your praise for...

Rebuilding a Cape Dory 36 Part V

This is Part V, the final installment of a five-part series on rebuilding and modifying our Cape Dory 36 from a bare hull into...

Big Cat Concerns

David Shih has quite a story to tell. The boat of his dreams brought on a nightmare of repair work—and YouTube fame. Shih isn’t...

Buying a Used Multihull

On monohulls, the greatest stresses and some of the most serious failure involve the keel, rudder, and chainplates. We inspect the keel bolts and...

Mailport: Propane Hose Chafe, Multihull Prices, Farrier F33XC

WATCH PROPANE HOSE CHAFE Another boat owner told our owners’ group that he discovered his LPG hose at the stove went almost to the point...

Rebuilding a Cape Dory 36 Part IV

This is the fourth article in a five-part series describing the rebuild of our 1982 Cape Dory 36 and how we turned it into...

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...