Practical Sailor 2015 Index


    Amenities & Apparel
    Men’s foul-weather gear
    Women’s foul-weather gear
    Water tank filters

    Anchoring and Mooring
    Chain galvanizing
    Chesapeake Bay anchor test in mud
    Armorgalv vs. hot-dipped chain
    Anchor shackles
    Anchor swivels

    Boat Reviews
    Tartan 37
    Catalina 34
    Pacific Seacraft 31
    C&C Mk II
    PDQ 32
    Tayana 37

    “The Amazing World of Flyingfish”(Howell)
    “The Art of Seamanship” (Naranjo)
    “Sextant” (Barrie)
    “Shackleton” (Smith)
    “Victura” (Graham)
    “Sea Trials” (Bourke)
    “Plotting the Course” (Arneson)
    “The Marine Chronometer” (Gould)
    “Bluewater Sailing on a Budget”
    “Be Your Own Boat Surveyor” (Pike) JUN p18
    “The Boat Cookbook” (Sims)
    “Singlehanded Sailing” (Evans)
    “Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying” (Tyers)
    “Kings and Emperors” (Lambdin)
    “Pirate Privateer” (Severin)
    “The Blue: A Novel” (Clarke)
    “NPR & Me” (Goodlander)
    “Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex”
    “Yachting: A Visual Celebration” (Le Carrer)
    “Maps: Their Untold Stories” (Mitchell)
    “Clipper Ships ” (Jefferson)
    “Convergence” (Rodgers)

    Picatinny Mount laser flare holder
    Forespar clear hose connectors
    Waterline Designs hatch net, curtains
    Karver Jaws cleat
    Nite Ize Gear Ties
    Garmin VIRB
    Pelican 3310 flashlight
    Sea to Summit Flow drypack
    Luci Light
    BarZ sunglasses
    ATN Dorcap
    Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond bosun chair
    Hubbell USB outlet
    ACR Firefly Pro
    Glowfast tether
    Loctite PLS40
    ACR RapidDitch Express
    Sea to Summit X-Set 32
    Mighty Mug
    Spinlock Rig-Sense
    Keen Uneek
    12 West apparel
    Pelican Pro Gear Elite cooler
    Ice Mule cooler

    Bahamas cruising resources

    Chafe protection for lines & stitching
    Hand-stitching webbing APR

    Deck Gear
    DIY guide to rope shackles
    Furling fairlead blocks

    Engine oil changes
    DIY water filter
    Mast boot project
    Onboard security

    Ultrasonic wind sensor test
    Handheld VHFs with GPS
    Digital media storage cards
    Simrad Halo radar

    Bottom paint checkup
    DIY engine oil test
    Exterior wood finishes
    Watering batteries
    Algae killers
    Bottom makeover
    Antifouling paints abroad

    Ocean Tested
    DeLorme inReach
    Manson vs. CQR anchors APR
    Water testing tools

    PS Advisor
    Soft-shackle maintenance
    MMSIs for VHF handhelds
    Moldy waste hose
    Bulging fin keel
    Mouting SSB on gaff rig
    Charging gel-cell batteries
    Refinishing cabin sole
    Choosing anchor shackles
    Boat stability curves
    Bulletproof companionways
    Cleaning the holding tank

    Sails and Rigging
    Mainsail luff slides
    Hidden causes of rig failure
    Screw-on terminals
    Headsails Part 1
    Headsails Part 2

    Safety and Seamanship
    Electronic barometers
    Homemade cures for bug bites
    Lifeline chafe protection
    Jackline materials

    Special Reports
    Sailboat structure
    Wire terminals
    Sailboat stability
    Vestas Wind accident
    Peer-to-peer boat rental market scan
    Sailboat performance
    Editor’s Choice picks

    Charger/inverter for 50 Hz
    Group 31 batteries and sulfation
    Water treatments and tank sanitizers
    Water filters
    AGM battery test update
    Diesel additives for storage

    Practical Sailor has been independently testing and reporting on sailboats and sailing gear for more than 45 years. Supported entirely by subscribers, Practical Sailor accepts no advertising. Its independent tests are carried out by experienced sailors and marine industry professionals dedicated to providing objective evaluation and reporting about boats, gear, and the skills required to cross oceans. Practical Sailor is edited by Darrell Nicholson, a long-time liveaboard sailor and trans-Pacific cruiser who has been director of Belvoir Media Group's marine division since 2005. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master license, has logged tens of thousands of miles in three oceans, and has skippered everything from pilot boats to day charter cats. His weekly blog Inside Practical Sailor offers an inside look at current research and gear tests at Practical Sailor, while his award-winning column,"Rhumb Lines," tracks boating trends and reflects upon the sailing life. He sails a Sparkman & Stephens-designed Yankee 30 out of St. Petersburg, Florida.


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