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17 October 2013

Will it cause my boat to sink? Will my boat be unsaleble? The term "osmosis" often refers to a biological process where a liquid...

13 August 2013

The story of King Canute commanding the waves not to break over his land is often interpreted as showing his arrogance. In fact it is more likely that...

05 April 2013

Fouling – What Is It? Once I naively thought that you bought a boat, put it on the water, made sure the woodwork and rigging were kept...

05 April 2013

In my previous article – "Stowaways – The Marine Creatures Hitching A Lift On Your Boat", I described some of the various i...

09 February 2012

The days are short and grey and the temperature around freezing. Spring seems a long way away and boating even further off. But you can use this ...

10 October 2010

You might not be able to control the success of your fishing trip, as far as the number of fish caught, but you can certainly improve the performance ...

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18 February 2010

A guide to boat covers Your boat is not a cheap investment, so you want to protect it and get as many boating years as possible from it. Boa...

21 December 2009

Wooden Boats For thousands of years there was nothing but wooden boats – no other choice.Then in the 1960s they almost became an endan...

21 December 2009

Winter care for your boat If you’re not planning on sailing over the winter months, take some time to put your boat to bed until the w...

18 December 2009

Let’s start with the basics Painting on top of badly prepared surfaces is a waste of time and money Always use the right mater...

24 September 2009

Launching your boat without damaging its hull is more difficult that you might think. More damage is caused to the hull during its launch than wh...

03 July 2009

Regular engine servicing is essential for all boat owners, and winter is the ideal time to prepare your boat for summer 2009. Checking and r...

03 July 2009

Since 2006, the traditional, simple, lightweight two-stroke petrol outboard has been outlawed by European Union for environmental reasons –...

20 June 2009

A wing engine is used for emergency propulsion and also efficient engine running at low speeds. One possible issue with twin engine installa...

10 June 2009

One of the most important sailing decisions you’ll make this year is your choice of antifouling. Even the most moderate fouling can lose yo...