Navigation of the site is by category structure from anchors to safety gear, under the following headings;
Here is one way to add some style to your boat
Nautical Cleats are cast from 316 Stainless Steel and like this Dolphin Cleat ad some character to a otherwise just functional device.
You can put them on your boat or on the dock to tie up to.
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One thing with most boaters is they like to eat and drink. For storage of drinks and food we often use coolers, but they can take up a lots of spacer. For storage sometimes a large Igloo type cooler works well, other times a soft pack cooler works well. . . Read More
One thing we do know about boating is that things slide around as the boat heels, rocks, and surges. This is the life we know onboard. Below deck is one of the worst cases of things sliding around from Galley equipment to stuff on the Nav station. So. . . Read More
For navigation a tool like a monocular can provide valuable information. You can view distant objects and identify them, you can take a bearing and you can calculate how far away the object is.
Minox's MD 7×42 C is a handy small monocular which can. . . Read More
Most foul weather gear is made from modern materials with funky names like; 3 Dot or other trade mark names for special waterproof windproof breathable fabrics. For a more retro look these Jackets are made from Sail Cloth.
These jackets are made from. . . Read More
Raymarine's new Dragonfly combination GPS Chartplotter Fishfinder has some distinct and very useful features. The small unit is a standalone fishfinder which comes with the transducer and costs just $650. No need for any networking. You can use this. . . Read More
We can start this post with the tag, they are back! Several years ago Globalstar was one of the big players in Satellite communications worldwide. However they became hindered by many of their satellites prematurely becoming obsolete. To counter this. . . Read More
Where to get the best deals on Fuel for your boat? this is a good question. You probably have scoped out the best place in your location, but what if you venture afar or even go on a cruise. Fuel prices are very volatile (Fuel prices can vary by over. . . 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
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
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
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