Category: Reviews

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  Back in July we started a series on things to look for when buying a used boat. We touched on a few easy checks you can make the first time you look at a boat. Some of them included: Smells and Odors Drips and Leaks Obvious Damage and Corrosion Here […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  Jacklines and tethers can save your life. But used incorrectly, they won’t work and can even cause harm. So what’s the proper way to use jacklines and tethers? Jacklines need to be installed with enough tension in a position that won’t let you go overboard, and a tether should always […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  There are a lot of things to look for when you’re buying a used boat. This started out as “Five things to check…” but we decided we didn’t want to get boxed in by a numbered list on this important topic. The first thing I will say in this article […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  Had enough group video chats, baking, reading, series binging, and looking at your walls yet? Maybe it’s time to think about some place fun to celebrate the end of the lockdowns and border closings. What could be better than palm trees, warm weather, and sailing? Caribbean Sailing Who hasn’t thought […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) We’ve taken the mast off of Evenstar before.  A couple of times in fact.  When storing on land in the winter her mast is so tall that the windage is dangerous, so to avoid shaking, rattling and damage to the boat we pulled the mast when we did it. It was pretty […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  “No Battle Plan Survives Contact With the Enemy” –  Helmuth von Moltke If you haven’t figured it out from my posts to date, the initial battery installation didn’t go as smoothly as planned. There were some speed bumps. A few dips in the road. A couple of potholes. A long, […]

The entire iNavX team would like to welcome you to our new Blog, and more importantly, to introduce you to B.J. Porter, our first contributing editor. B.J. are his wife Kathy are lifetime sailors, who back in 2012 fulfilled their dream of moving onto their boat, S/V Evenstar. Since then, along with their two children, […]

Our good friend, Peter Janssen at Cruising Odyssey recently wrote a wonderful piece on iNavX Read his fantastic ARTICLE and experience using iNavX The New iNavX App: Navigate with the Charts You Want from the Palm of Your Hand By PETER JANSSEN  July 14, 2019 If you haven’t tried the new iNavX handheld nav system yet, […]