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Boating Techniques

15 December 2020

Exploring the open water can be fun, but it can also make it harder to get help when you need it. If you’re miles from the coast and you ca...

18 November 2020

Nobody likes the idea of having to get their boat towed. It’s inconvenient, because you might be stuck on the water temporarily, until a to...

18 November 2020

Buying a boat is an exciting process. You’ll get to research (and possibly tour) a wide range of different vessels that could potentially s...

17 November 2020

Many people love the idea of owning a boat for sport fishing, heading out on the water in exotic locales to take advantage of new and interesting...

31 October 2018

For most boat owners the name of their boat is important. Many sailors choose names of loved ones or names based on their own names, clever sounding ...

26 June 2017

“Man Overboard!” Most of us, who have taken part in sailing courses, have practiced “Man Overboard” drills, under ...

27 January 2016

Boat owners need to be aware of the damage that automotive cleaning products can cause to their boats. For example, we cannot emphasise enough ...

27 May 2014

Winches can be a sailor’s best friend or his worst enemy. They assist in hoisting and trimming sails, pulling up anchors, raising bosu...

20 June 2009

Gybing means changing tacks when the wind is blowing from behind the boat. This can be a difficult manoeuvre in stronger winds, since the wind is...

09 January 2008

Boats are generally pretty expensive and it is therefore worth protecting the investment by mooring up with good quality fenders and mooring line...

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