Electrical

Alkaline Battery Tests: Results Say It’s Bedtime For Bunny

The last time we tested alkaline batteries (June 15 and November 15, 1995), we reported that Duracell dominated the market, with Energizer and Rayovac...

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...

Comings and Goings

Weve been aware for some years that the Loran navigation system is presumably on the way out, this despite the fact that the global...

The Expensive Rolls Still a Best Buy in Deep Cycle Batteries

Traditional lead-acid (flooded) batteries have been with us for decades. The basic technology has been improved and refined, but still remains the same chemical...

Cabin Fan Test: Hella, Caframo Blow Best Breeze for the Buck

There are lots of things that can make being aboard a boat unpleasant. Among them: Too little wind, seasickness, crowded waterways, rain, guests with...

Offshore Log: An Evolution in EPIRBs

Sailing shorthanded makes you think a lot about safety. Even after you develop confidence in your boats ability to take what the ocean hands...

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...

Battery Power Packs: Are They Too Good to Be True?

The etymology of the word blivit is questionable. A clean way to describe this term is stuffing 2 pounds of material into a 1-pound...

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...

Battery Power Packs: Are They Too Good to Be True?

The etymology of the word blivit is questionable. A clean way to describe this term is stuffing 2 pounds of material into a 1-pound...

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...