Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

Corrosion-Resistant Bilge Pump Wire?

A periodic complaint we receive about electric bilge pumps in general concerns the wire leads. Actually, the gripes are three: the wire leads are...

Harken Carbon Fiber Airblocks

The innovators in Pewaukee have done it again. Those who like high-tech, light and strong will be transported. Harken has developed a new line...

Chandlery

Fire & Flame GuardIt's a clich but also true that theres nothing as scary as a fire on a boat, or anywhere else for...

Spare Parts

Kenyon InstrumentsReader Ernie Copp owns some old Kenyon instruments. The company has long been out of business. Following his successful search to find someone...

Top 10 Products for 1999

Choosing the best gear for sailboats isn't easy. But at Practical Sailor were used to doing just that. The job is easiest when empirical...

Special Section – AnchoringAnchor and Mooring Chains: Vinyl-Covered Chain is the Pits

Our attention was forcefully drawn to the subject of mooring chains when the chain anchoring our raft, the Foulbottom, parted in a storm, and...

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

If you spend time over mud bottoms, the anchor to have, according to Practical Sailors latest round of anchor tests, is a good old...

Special Section – AnchoringAnchor and Mooring Chains: Vinyl-Covered Chain is the Pits

Our attention was forcefully drawn to the subject of mooring chains when the chain anchoring our raft, the Foulbottom, parted in a storm, and...

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

If you spend time over mud bottoms, the anchor to have, according to Practical Sailors latest round of anchor tests, is a good old...

Six-Brand Winch Test: Anderson On Top

Anyone who has been on the bitter end of the sheet when a big genoa starts to fill—whipping and shaking with terrifying violence—knows how...