Navigation of the site is by category structure from anchors to safety gear, under the following headings;
We all depend on GPS for almost everything when were on a boat. But what if it goes wrong? So what is our backup? Paper?
There is one backup to GPS and that is GLONASS satellites. Canadian Company ComNav has come up with what they claim is; The World’s. . . Read More
These look nice and clever Clevis pins. They should help if you are taking the rig on and off fairly often and also obviscates the need for lots of rigging tape. They look like they should be hosed down frequently so they don't get gummed up with salt.
The. . . Read More
Non Skid is hard to clean sometimes. The fact the surface is textured makes it hard for brushes and cleaners to do their job.
One of the best non skid cleaners on the market is Starbrite's Non Skid Deck Cleaner with PTEF. In addition to being a good. . . Read More
If you spend time on your boat during the cold season or live aboard you need a heater. A heat pump won't do in winter except to take some chill out of the air. Some real heat options include diesel . . . Read More
This was the news from NOAA a month ago. In their announcement, NOAA warned that they would no longer be printing paper charts after April 13, 2014. See announcement below.
Electronic charts are replacing paper charts because of the added capabilities. . . Read More
Dawn Riley knows a thing about sailing. She has competed in the Whitbread Round the world race, The Americas cup you name it. So please you boating women take note of what she recommends.
- Gill OS1 women's trousers
Here is some news and exhaust information from Marine Exhaust Systems Inc.
Marine exhaust systems inc, designs and fabricates both the stainless steel exhaust pipes and fiberglass components - supplying a total "turbo to transom ®" or "turbo to underwater. . . Read More
We know that cell calls can be dropped anywhere especially out on the water, and many of us are used to cell phones for communications; both voice and data. Having your cell work in all your boating situations, would be fantastic. So how can we improve. . . Read More
Formula have developed a very unique version of a wing sail or Aero rig. The Aero rig has been around for a while. My criticism of the. . . Read More
Vented loop or Anti-Siphon Valves: are inverted U-shaped pipes with a vent at the top to let air escape. Vented loops are found in toilet discharge lines or in systems which are mounted below the waterline.
Vented loops are to prevent back siphoning.. . . Read More
For those at the Annapolis Sail Boat show, some may have seen the Dutchman sail handing system being demonstrated by Inventor Martin Van Breems.
Now Van Breems has addressed. . . Read More
For those valves which you need to operate but are not very easy to connect to, there is some good news. Vets has brought back their motorized ball valves.
A simple panel with LED display will let you know the status. Use the switch panel to control. . . Read More
The Lumix TS5 (FT5 outside the US) replaces the DMC-TS3/FT3. This is a high tech Camera and Video camera with GPS and Wi-Fi functionality. The camera is waterproof to 13m with an optional case to take to 45m.
The picture resolution is 16 megapixels. . . Read More
This is the Amphibx Fit Waterproof Armband with iPhone running the Ventus app.
For more on the Ventus navigation app click here
A simple waterproof case. . . Read More
Stop ropes and lines destroying your deck!
This anti chafe patch can be applied to any area which is subject to wear and you can keep your fine finish intact. The anti Chafe patch from PSP is a clear, self-adhesive film. The patch cab be added anywhere. . . Read More