The Bruce Anchor Sets Best

A goodly portion of the best years of every sailor’s life has been spent reading reports on, opinions regarding, claims for, studies of and...

New England Ropes Premium Makes A Super Anchor Rode

What a sailor expects from a rope anchor rode is not very complicated. The rode should have great strength, stretch liberally, stoutly resist abrasion,...

Offshore Log: Anchor Shackle Warning

After six months of daily use, we were surprised to discover that the shackle pin on the high-tensile galvanized shackle connecting our anchor chain...

In Sand, The Spade and Bulwagga Rank at the Top of 15 Anchors

Round 2 of Practical Sailor’s continuing series of anchor tests produced some surprising results. The holding-in-sand tests revealed that:1. Two relatively unknown anchors—one called...

Low-draw LED Anchor Light

On the back page of the Fall 1999 Davis catalog are six new products—amber, red and white LED Clusters™ in either single- or double-contact...

PS Advisor 05/01/99

CQR AnchorIn your anchor tests in sand (January 1, 1999) you rated a 22-lb. Bruce against a 35-lb. CQR. Why not a 33-lb. Bruce,...

Top 10 Products for 1999

Our annual selection of outstanding equipment, headlined this year by the Spade anchor, Nexus instruments and the Isotemp water heater.

Special Section – AnchoringIn Mud, the CQR and Barnacle Rank at the Top of...

For holding power, the Barnacle is a big surprise.

Fighting Off Marine Electrical System Corrosion

The boat's electrical system is often the most vexing for boat owners-but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools, quality materials, and a modest amount of preventative maintenance, you can ensure a flicker-free (or nearly so) existence on the water. If you've got a rewiring or electronics installation project ahead of you, or if just want to make sure nothing goes on the fritz once you're offshore, this information-packed blog post is for you.