Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

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...

Offshore Log: A New Sail Inventory

PS readers sometimes comment on our seemingly profligate ways: trying one thing, getting rid of it if it doesn’t perform perfectly, replacing with something...

Banish Junky Anchor Rode Markers

For the boat owner who thinks he has everything, there is yet still another bit of electronic wizardry…a widget that tells you how much...

Sea Anchors & Drogues

Sea anchors are as old as seafaring. Sailors through the ages have carried buckets, bags, cones—just about everything except the kitchen sink—and thrown them...

Mailport 08/01/00

Handheld GPSI have the greatest respect for the equipment reviews in Practical Sailor, but I think that you overlooked very critical attributes for your...

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...

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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...