Navigation of the site is by category structure from anchors to safety gear, under the following headings;
Spring time is when most people are getting their boats ready for the season. If you haven't already you maybe considering buffing and polishing the hulls gelcoat. This is a very popular spring activity and walking around the boatyard the other day,. . . Read More
Outboards lifts as the name implies lift outboard engines up and down so they can be attached to a dinghy. Often they are on a tall swivel arm that projects out to get the engine away from the hull side. Otherwise you have to hold the engine away from. . . Read More
Most of us now know what AIS stands for and what it does. The AIS signal sent out via VHF frequency provides position data; lat & lon of the signal transmitter. All shipping has to send out an AIS signal showing these and many other details. This is. . . Read More
Some marks on a deck can be very hard to remove. There are many cleaners and solvents to try, but one new to me was the Mr. Clean magic eraser. I had seen them of course but never had used one.
After the first try at removing scuff marks and black. . . Read More
This cool inventive little gadget is a device to fix a thru hull i.e. seacock while the boat is in the water.
Traditionally the way to fix a broken seacock or one that's leaking is to use a soft wooden plug. These wood plugs are tapered and come . . . Read More
We all know Shakespeare Marine makers of some of the best antenna. What I did not know was that Shakespeare also makes dock lines.
What's unique about Shakespeare's dock lines is the thread of reflective tracers which are woven through the cover.. . . Read More
For a proper wire connection (splice) in the boating environment you need a strong connection between the two wires and resistance to vibration. 3M's Scotcklock's electrical connectors provide a quick easy way to accomplish this, plus the added corrosion. . . Read More
Sealife makes interesting underwater cameras. They also make lighting for underwater cameras called the Sea Dragon. SeaLife accessories let you customize the performance of your SeaLife camera and the latest accessory is the GoPro adapter. Now you can. . . Read More
Cockpit enclosures are popular with boaters who either live aboard or spend time in the cockpit in all weather situations.
To find and install an enclosure it probably means you would contact a canvas maker or make one yourself. This is both time. . . Read More
I'm afraid at my age it means I need readers increasingly more often. It used to be that outside we did not need to read, but with the proliferation of tablets and sunlight readable screens we need both sunglasses and readers at the same time. I have. . . Read More
AIS is well known and its benefits understood by boaters of all stripes. Whether receiving or transmitting a dedicated AIS antenna is preferred. You could use a VHF antenna, but for best results use a dedicated antenna.
Digital Yacht have come up. . . Read More
Whether you sail or you have a powerboat you know the value of good non skid. Non skid gives you the important grip to keep boating safe.
Typically a boat comes with non skid on all the necessary surfaces which is formed during the molding process.. . . Read More
B & G have been at the leading edge of sailboat instruments for many decades. Mostly used by high end racers, the new H5000 is designed to appeal to cruisers also.
One feature of instruments is the ability to calculate true wind. When your standing. . . Read More
There are many lifejackets on the market.
But for infants you need some extra protection.. . . Read More