Navigation of the site is by category structure from anchors to safety gear, under the following headings;
Waterproof backpacks can be very useful for those occasions where you are getting sprayed upon, or may end up underwater. They are a must for some watersports and a convenience for many others. I have had the misfortune of my backpack falling into the. . . Read More
Mounting systems for electronics and other equipment were sparse up until a few years ago. Now there are an abundance of options.
Recently Scanstrut Ltd, launched Rokk a new range of adaptable, multi position mounts for installing fish finders, chart. . . Read More
For any racing sailboat, either keel or dinghy, shroud tension is critical. Shroud tension effects sail shape the number one factor effecting boat speed. To change shroud tension we need good adjustable turnbuckles preferable marked to help reproduce. . . Read More
Now you can use your smartphone/tablet to see Navtex weather. With this app you will need a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy SII and Asus Transformer TF101 and a SSB.
DroidNavtex can decode messages from any SSB, amateur radio, or shortwave receiver.. . . Read More
If you need a high capacity bilge pump, this small pump can move up to 8000 GPH (30283 Liters). That's a lot for a small pump.
The central handle lets you drop the pump into a waterlogged space and the on/off switch allows you to turn on and off. . . Read More
When you need communications offshore you soon get out of VHF and cell phone range. Once beyond this distance you need to use a SSB or Satellite phone. SSB are bulky complicated items and Sat phones are expensive to use.
To help you stay connected. . . Read More
Having enough storage is a problem for most boaters. Most boats do not come with adequate storage as it’s cheaper for the builders to leave it out. So you probably are looking for extra ways of storing everyday items.
Most boats have lots of blank. . . Read More
It is shortly going to be boating season, and you will then be able to launch and start your engines. Having the boat sit idle all winter, we often wonder what’s going to happen when we turn the key for the first time. When it does start-up we heave. . . Read More
Mounting anything on a boat can be an issue.
How would you attach a flashlight to a rail for example?
You would have to buy a fitting of some kind.
How will you tidy up your Electrical and Electronics cables?
Traditional ways of grouping them. . . Read More
Dorade vents provide the best ventilation in rough water or heavy rain conditions. Most vents need to be closed, but the Dorade vents with their offset tubes drain out the water and just let in air. The problem with Dorade’s is that they are expensive. . . Read More
Water flow is essential to ensure proper operation of engines and generators. As part of the cooling system Sea water strainers are essential to maintain good water flow and if you they get clogged you need to clean them. If there is a lot of debris. . . Read More
Anytime you approach the dock and tie up the first thing you do is grab the dock lines and fenders. Both are needed to keep the boat vessel secure.
If you have a slip which is exposed or if you have unusual circumstances you probably could use a large. . . Read More
Sea Fire is the industry leader in fire suppression; they even have the contract for Disney. Disney has quite a few boats and cruise liners to protect, and is interested not only in protecting lives they are interested in saving their assets.
As. . . Read More
Atlas makes single lift davits and pairs of davits to lift inflatables made from Carbon fibre. The Davits fit into sockets fitted into the deck so you could conceivably have a socket in the stern, amidships and bow. With just one davit you can use it. . . Read More
This is the time of year where you are planning your next boating season and before you launch your boat, you more than likely will be repainting her bottom. So what to use? Today paint choices are abound, but the main choice is between; Hard antifouling . . . Read More
Code zero or continuous line furlers, have a furling line which is a continuous loop around the furler drum. This takes away the need for a very long furling line. It also makes the line available to furl and unfurl the sail.
Most cruisers take their. . . Read More