Navigation of the site is by category structure from anchors to safety gear, under the following headings;
Garmin makes a lot of very good GPS's and other instruments, but their base is navigation on land.
They are however gradually providing more and more sailing and racing oriented devices and programs. They are not grand prix level, but also do not. . . Read More
Rope ladders are one way to climb a rig. You can pull the ladder up the mast with a halyard and then you are able to ascend the mast without assistance, like you would need with a bosuns chair.
Rope ladders however suffer from twisting as they are. . . Read More
An alternative to Swage Rigging Terminals are swageless terminals also called mechanical terminals.
The beauty of the Swageless fitting is it does not require specialized tools. All you need is a method of cutting the wire to length and then 2 wrenches.. . . Read More
Sailboat rigging is simple in concept once you have a basic understanding. There are several parts which all work together to support a mast and sails. To make sure that your rig stays in one piece there are a few things you should know. Most mast failures. . . Read More
This new system has some potential to steady a boat at rest or at anchor. The simple flat boards will dampen rolling motion from waves. As the boat tries to roll it has to drag the boards with it. The drag from the boards slows down the rolling.
The. . . Read More
Forward Sailing is a company at the pointed end of performance sailing. These days boat speeds have been not just been increasing but leaping upwards and crashing at these high speeds can hurt. So for protection at these speeds and to provide warmth,. . . Read More
Headset are goofy and a nuisance, but not maybe as goofy as a bad docking incident. One issue with maneuvering is communications between crew and helmsman or skipper. Clear communications make situations go smoothly while jelling back and forth and not. . . Read More
MagicEzy 9-Second Chip Fix is designed for fiberglass surfaces repairs above the waterline. It is made from an exclusive nanotechnology-based formula that fills, gouges, cracks and deep scratches. The hairline fix is designed for smaller cracks and scratches.
MagicEzy. . . Read More
Two component epoxy putty which has been specially formulated for repairs to damp, wet areas and underwater substrates.
Can be applied underwater in fresh water or salt water which is a plus for boaters. Look to use this product either under the. . . Read More
To compete at the highest levels in Offshore sailing you need to make sure your equipment is the best and that goes for safety gear also.
The Team led By Ian Walker skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing wanted the best in Lifejackets and looked to Crewsaver. . . Read More
Catamarans and Multihulls are especially prone to violent gusts of wind. Where in a mono hull you may be subjected to a broach, multihulls can capsize. As a safety feature Ocean data Systems have developed many devices to help control sails. For shorthanded. . . Read More
The Sail Gen water generator is a water powered propeller that uses the energy to produce electrical energy.
If a boat sits in the water for long enough barnacles will grow. One of the reasons for equipment to over heat is the build up of marine growth in the sea water thru hulls. The deposits reduce the flow of cooling water to the equipment; which reduces. . . Read More
Is this feasible? "mast inspection with a micro drone". The video below shows footage using a micro drone to inspect a cell tower. Using the drone and a camera you can inspect the details of the tower without the need to climb. This saves both time and. . . Read More
For many racing sail boats rig tune is vitally important. Rig tune is altered according to the wind speed for the best performance. Adjusting shrouds will alter the rig tune by changing mast bend and head stay sag.
Quick rig adjustments are therefore. . . Read More
There are many reasons to put roller furling systems for jibs, Genoas, or headsails on your boat. Sometimes referred to as a jib reefing system. Convenience is the big one. To be able to set the sail and loose it quickly and without having to leave the. . . Read More