Electronics+Navigations

Standard Horizon Handheld HX870 Radio

by Ben Ellison, Posted March 9, 2015

These HX series handhelds are full-fledged DSC radios with all the direct/group calling and position polling features found on fixed radios.


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Profiles

Q&A: Donna Lange

by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted March 9, 2015

Donna Lange is not just a grandmother of 11—she’s a musician, songwriter, registered nurse, delivery captain, the founder of OceansWatch North America and one of the few American female sailors to circumnavigate solo. In 2007, Donna sailed around the globe and stopped twice along the way. Now she’s planning to again circumnavigate solo on her Southern Cross 28 Inspired Insanity, this time non-stop.


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Columns

At sea, the boundary between dream and reality can prove rather elusive. Could my shipmate actually be waking me with these confusing words: “Ray, wake up! We’re way off course, and we need to reef the deck chairs!”


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Boatworks

Bonding circuits tie all the underwater metals together and hold everything at the same potential, and thus reduce the amount of galvanic corrosion. 


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Boat Reviews

Boat Review: VAR 37

by Peter Nielsen, Posted March 2, 2015

One of Schmidt’s last acts before selling the company a couple years back was to introduce the Varianta 44, which has now been followed by the 37—a pair of no-frills cruisers based on a couple of older Hanse hulls and priced to attract buyers who would otherwise be looking at smaller


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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