Electronics+Navigations

Energy Conscious

by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007
Few things are as discouraging as coming on board your boat, only to find a dead battery. Microlog has created two new affordable battery-monitoring systems, the DMM-3-BR (for two batteries) and DMM-4-BR (for three batteries). The monitors protect your batteries against deep discharges, provide accurate measurements of two and three-battery banks, and measure system charge, discharge, and net
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Electronics+Navigations

Man Overboard

by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007
These are the two words that no skipper wants to hear, but with the new MOBi-lert 720i system she will quickly know if someone unexpectedly exits stage left (or starboard). Each crewmember carries a small MOBi-ilert PTX unit, which sends a constant signal to the system’s monitoring unit. If one of the PTX units is submerged, the transmission is broken and an onboard alarm is automatically
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Boat Reviews

Rocket 22

by Kimball Livingston, Posted April 3, 2007
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This is not another sportboat designed to do nothing but scream downwind. The Rocket 22 is an update of the Gary Mull–designed Pocket Rocket that has commanded a loyal following in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980s. Don Martin’s design brief was to use cutting-edge materials and insight to turn


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Boat Reviews

Broadblue 435

by Mark Corke, Posted April 2, 2007
I’ve had a penchant for sailing on two hulls ever since I built a 26-foot racing micro-multihull some years ago. That boat routinely sailed at double-digit speeds but was frequently wet, so it was with some enthusiasm that I stepped aboard the considerably larger Broadblue 435 for a test sail on Chesapeake Bay.

On deckThe 435 has plenty of deck space for walking


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A Labyrinth of Byzantine Complications

by Sail Staff, Posted March 29, 2007

By Kimball Livingston

 

The surprise decision to remove the rating limit from the Transpacific Yacht Race, only four months ahead of the 2007 race, comes at the end of a season of open rumors that Roy Disney's team had found a loophole in the Transpac rule and were planning to put a new, ABN AMRO-like back end on the MaxZ 86, Pyewacket, to exploit it.

Hasso


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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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