In the December issue of Cruising Helmsman, Jon Neeves, Andrew Bray and the team at CH take some of the mystery out of radar and AIS, with an overview, buyers' guide and in-depth look at the new Navico broadband radar and how it fared in a put-to-the-test on a yacht.
Summering in Queensland or may be one day? Sharon Smallwood suggests some good cyclone bolt-holes and the team at the Ideas Locker, Drop Zone and Skippers' Checklist keep the good practical money and labour-saving tips coming, while Doug Brooker looks at the lessons to be learned from the Ella's Pink Lady collision.
Destination-wise, Jack and Jude Binder invite us aboard as they circumnavigate Australia in their mighty ferro, Banyandah, Peter Nyga experiences some cavalier times in Victoria on an ocean delivery and Laura Hacker-Durbin shares one of her favourite spots in Malaysia.
The new boat profile is an entry-level, won't-break-the-bank cruiser-cum-social racer, the Polish-built Skippi 650, available from Australian Boat Brokers on Lake Macquarie just north of Sydney.