Systems & Propulsion

Marine Sanitation: Manual Heads – Raritan PH II A Best Buy

A marine head that works—every time, without fail—doesn’t necessarily make a boat a happy place. But if it doesn’t work, perdition and pinched faces...

Marine Sanitation:SeaLand Holding Tank Systems

SeaLand Technology of Big Prairie, Ohio is not a diversified company. Once part of Mansfield, the largest maker of home toilets, SeaLand was spun...

Marine Sanitation:Does Your Holding Tank Hold?

If you’d asked the yachtsman of 30 years ago if some day he’d be lugging around his sewage in a tank, he’d probably have...

Marine Sanitation: Manual Heads – Raritan PH II A Best Buy

A marine head that works—every time, without fail—doesn’t necessarily make a boat a happy place. But if it doesn’t work, perdition and pinched faces...

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,...

Tiller Extensions: Forespars Cobra and Spinlocks E-series

Wheel steering or tiller? If theres an option, which should you choose? Which is better? Wheel steering once was for large yachts and big...

Mailport 05/01/00

Battery BurnupIn your January 1, 2000 issue, Mr. Dale Botwin reported his experience with an inexpensive Group 24 starting battery getting very hot and...

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...

PS Advisor 07/15/99

Holding Tanks and HosesMy brother-in-law and I are planning to install a holding tank in our 1970 Morgan 28. Ive tried to research the...

Handbearing Compasses: Plastimo Iris

One of the most time-consuming chores at Practical Sailor is finding, selecting and assembling the products to be tested. Even before we figure out...