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31 October 2018

We enjoyed record sales input in March, and have had our highest ever output in July -with our turnover growing by 30% over the last year....

26 June 2018

How do antifoulings work & why do we need them? Antifoulings protect the underwater surfaces of boats from a build up of animal and pl...

29 May 2018

sion roberts / Winter Boat storage This month I read about a yachtsman who had sadly lost his life in an accident. Was it a collision at s...

27 February 2018

Pause for a moment and ponder. How much is your life and safety at sea worth? Priceless? Yet many people misunderstand the worth of a surveyor, w...

27 November 2017

More boat owners are wintering afloat. Perhaps you are tempted by off-season berthing deals, or want to avoid the cost and hassle of lifting-out. YDSA...

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...

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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 ...

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...