Practical Sailor 2014 Index

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AMENITIES & APPAREL

LED Cabin Lights: Dome Lights
ICW Cruising Guides
LED Cabin Lights Part 2:
Reading and Bulkhead

Sailing Shoe Update
Ocean Rodeo Drysuit

ANCHORING AND MOORING

Chain v. Fiber Rodes
Anchor Field Test
High-strength Anchoring Chain

BOAT REVIEWS

Blue Jacket 40
C&C 40
Alberg 35
Cabo Rico 38
Cheoy Lee Clipper 36 & 42
Com-Pac 35
Stuart Knockabout
Express 37

BOOKS

“Sailing a Serious Ocean” (Kretschmer)
“Capsized” (Callahan)
“Marlinspike Sailor’s Arts
and Crafts” (Merry)
“Boat Girl” (Neale)
“Shipwrecked in Paradise”
(Waterman)
“Love With a Chance of
Drowning” (DeRoche)
“Blue Mind” (Nichols)
“Jack Tar and the Baboon
Watch” (Lanier)
“As Long As It’s Fun” (McCormick)
“Fighting at Sea in the 18th Century” (Willis)
“Head Hunters on My
Doorstep” (Troost)
“Matinicus: An Island Mystery” (Scott)
“Into the Storm” (Perkins and Murphy)
“How to Sail a Boat” (Vance)
“Breaking Seas” (Damato)

CHANDLERY

SPOT Global Satphone
Racing App for Sailors: Regatta
Recon
Soft Buoy
Shurhold Buffing Pad Cleaner
Rondal Self-Aligning Padeye
Karver KJ Jammer
Harken Crossbow
Wichard Soft Shackle
Can Cooktop
WeatherFlow Windmeter
Joi Lantern
Mr. Beams LED Lantern
Secur Solar Sun Powerbank 4000
Davis Solicharger 2000
Holiday Gift Ideas

DECK GEAR

Top-Down Furlers
Spinnaker Furlers Part 2
Snap Shackles Test
Halyard Shackle Test
Rope Clutch Test

DO-IT-YOURSELF

Boat Hacks Using Bungee
Electrical Panel Upgrade
Mast Climber
Fix for viewing LCDs

ELECTRONICS

Bad Elf GPS
Wind Sensors Test Part 1
Autopilot Upgrade:
Raymarine Evolution EV
Bad Boy Wi-Fi Booster
Wind Sensors Part 2: Data Display and Interface
Wireless Multiplexers
Garmin 741xs Review
Wind Instruments
Autopilot Test
Marine SSB Radios

GALLEY

Onboard Coffeemakers

MAINTENANCE
Diesel Tank Vent Filters
Protecting Clear Vinyl
Canvas Water Repellents
Bottom Paint Test
Fast-Cut Rubbing Compounds
Restoring Clear Vinyl
Winterizing Glycols
Bottom Paint Test
Awlgrip Awlwood varnish
Antifreeze Test

PS ADVISOR

In-boom furling on big cats
Tankless propane water heaters
Sunglasses that can view LCD
Do I need a life raft?
Packing an abandon-ship kit
Vertical v. horizontal LPG tanks
Storing and winterizing outboards
Anchor-to-chain swivels
Handheld VHF for hearing-aid
wearers
Safe working load vs. working load
Deck refinishing

SAILS AND RIGGING

Stitching vs. Splicing

SAFETY AND SEAMANSHIP

Air Ambulance Services
Remote Medicine
DIY Onboard Medicine

SPECIAL REPORT

Robotic Sailboats
Media on the Bounty
Modern Stern Design
2014 PS Editor’s Choice

SYSTEMS

Guide to LPG Onboard
Wind Instruments
Hose Clamps Test
Engine Coolants
LPG leaks

Practical Sailor has been independently testing and reporting on marine products for serious sailors for more than 45 years. Supported entirely by subscribers, Practical Sailor accepts no advertising or any form of compensation from manufacturers whose products we test. Testing is carried out by a team of experts from a wide range of fields including marine electronics, marine safety, marine surveying, sailboat rigging, sailmaking, engineering, ocean sailing, sailboat racing, and sailboat construction and design. This diversity of expertise allows us to carry out in-depth, objective evaluation of virtually every product available to serious sailors. Practical Sailor is edited by Darrell Nicholson, a long-time liveaboard sailor and trans-Pacific cruiser with more than three decades of experience as a marine writer, photographer, boat captain, and product tester. Before taking on the editor’s position at Practical Sailor, Darrell was the editor of Offshore magazine, a boating-lifestyle magazine serving the New England area. Darrell has won multiple awards from Boating Writer’s International, including the Monk Farnham award for editorial excellence. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master license and has worked as a harbor pilot and skippered a variety of commercial charter boats.

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