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Boat Maintenance

26 April 2021

Buying a boat is a lifelong dream for many. Taking your boat onto the water for the first time can fill you with excitement and pride. But if you...

29 March 2021

In the Northern Hemisphere, the seasons are changing, and many boat owners are eager to get in the water as soon as possible. If you live in a pl...

15 February 2021

Mould can be terrible for your boat. In a best-case scenario, it’s going to look ugly, interfering with your ability to enjoy your boat on ...

29 May 2020

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

23 September 2019

Let’s face it antifouling is annoying and expensive. You either have to have your boat regularly lifted cleaned and treated or risk ever de...

27 August 2019

“What’s a traditional shipwright doing in the middle of the Devon countryside?” I’m frequently asked that says Peter Newb...

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 plan...

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...

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...

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...

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