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Rescued Scottish Yachtsman-It was an Appendix By Des Ryan, 11:24 PM Tue 26 Dec 2006
The appendix is an unpredictable fellow. Maybe the lesson from this story is: If you want to undertake long range cruising, it may be wise to have your appendix removed in advance. ...[more]


Antifouling - Copper not so bad after all? By IBI News/Bob Greenwood, 10:10 PM Sun 19 Nov 2006
New scientific research has cast doubt on the widely-held belief that copper-based antifoulings are a serious risk to marine organisms. The findings of new tests carried out by UK-government agency CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture) on behalf of CEAP (the Copper Antifouling Environmental Programme which is supported by copper producers) were released on November 15 at METS ...[more]


You Need Good Blood - Engines Need Good Fuel! By Laurence Burgin, 2:26 AM Sat 11 Nov 2006
A diesel engine is a hardy critter, much like a human being. In fact, like a human being, it rarely gives trouble unless it is badly looked after. And in a diesel engine, its fuel is the equivalent of your blood – good blood, healthy body. Good fuel healthy engine. So here are some good tips to keep your diesel engine, which is one of your prime safety devices when sailing, healthy, and a step by step guide to changing your own fuel filters, complete with diagrams: ...[more]


Environment Award for Marine Exhaust System By IBI News, 8:09 PM Sun 5 Nov 2006
Miami, Florida: A catalytic converter exhaust system for gasoline marine engines, which reduces carbon gases by up to 98 per cent has won the IBEX ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD at the annual industry breakfast at International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) on 3rd November in Miami. ...[more]


The Boom Brake - Don't Leave Home without One By Cruising Editor, 10:23 PM Sun 17 Sep 2006
With a full complement of crew, gybing should be easy if everyone does what they should, even in a strong wind. However, it is not so easy for the typical short-handed cruising crew. With one warning about dissimilar metals, the boom brake is the obvious answer. ...[more]


Leaking Fuel Tanks By Cruising Editor, 12:45 AM Sun 13 Aug 2006
Leaking Fuel Tank? Is yours accessible? How would you remove your fuel tank for repair or replacement if the need arose? A leak in a fuel tank can be as serious or as simple as your original boat designers decided. ...[more]


Loop Dyneema - New Pulley Connector By Cruising Editor, Malta , 7:41 PM Tue 1 Aug 2006
This interesting new product is a replacement for shackles and snaps to connect pulleys. It has a wide range of uses on a yacht, including the sheet traveller, toe rails, boom & spar (pole, flying jib, boom...) ...[more]


Endangered Sea Turtles – Yachties can help By Nancy Knudsen, Xania, Island of Crete, Greece , 6:52 PM Thu 20 Jul 2006
Did you know that a sea turtle – the endangered loggerhead or any of the other species – cannot dive quickly enough to avoid your yacht? While dolphins and pilot whales are easily agile and fast enough to avoid any sailing boat, great damage is done to the endangered sea turtle every year by being hit by passing boats. ...[more]


Novices, Get Out of Your Comfort Zone! By Sail-World Cruising/Gill Attersall, 7:49 PM Thu 29 Jun 2006
While we know some really great women sailors in the cruising scene, one of the most familiar combinations you meet on the water is the guy who is a keen sailor, and the partner who has been dragged off perfectly comfortable dry land into a bumpy ocean and told ‘You’re just going to love this!’ Read on for the Five Point Plan for enjoying your cruising.... ...[more]


Portoroz Launches new Elan 340 By Media Services, 10:02 AM Wed 28 Jun 2006
The new Elan 340 - another outstanding Performance Cruiser design by Rob Humphreys and Elan, replaces the very popular and successful Elan 333. The premiere release of the Elan 340 happened at the Internautica Boat Show in the port of Portoroz, Slovenia. Gael Moldán with Rod Parry of Navsail had an opportunity to sail the boat, and here is her report: ...[more]


New Database to Help Protect the Planet's Waters By IBI/Sail-World Cruising, 2:40 PM Mon 19 Jun 2006
If you are interested in protecting the waters of the Planet and want to do something positive about it, you can get many of the facts to support your story or guide your actions from a new online database. ...[more]


The Necessary Sextant and How to Choose It By Rob Landis/Sail-World Cruising, 6:19 PM Fri 16 Jun 2006
GPS’s have sneaked under the guard of ancient mariners, making their wonderful navigation skills almost a thing of the past. Sailors set out on journeys across the world with no skills but how to read the GPS and Cmap. Where once the ocean mariner used vigilance and good seamanship to weather storms and miss the rocky bits, now satellite telephones and helicopters give the hesitant sailor the confidence to go where no bad seafarer should be. ...[more]


Safety at Sea - See the UK Halsey Video By UK Halsey/Cruising Editor, 7:32 PM Thu 15 Jun 2006
Last month we provided the link for you to see the first of sail maker UK Halsey’s safety videos, which was on a ‘Man Overboard’ situation and it proved very popular. The second one is now available ...[more]


DIY Fibreglassing? Free Online Info now in English By IBI News, 2:28 PM Thu 8 Jun 2006
If you ever do your own fibreglassing - or are in the business - there's some new free technical information on the web in English ...[more]


Inflatable PFD’s – Are Yours Safe? By Lisa Mylchreest, 5:49 PM Mon 5 Jun 2006
Pfd’s (Personal Flotation Devices) have had an explosion in popularity round Australia, particularly as, in Victoria, they have been made compulsory. But there are safety issues surrounding their use that are worrying some members of the marine industry. This article offers detailed instructions on how to manage your Pfd’s. ...[more]


Inflatable PFD’s – Are Yours Safe? By Lisa Mylchreest, 5:49 PM Mon 5 Jun 2006
Pfd’s (Personal Flotation Devices) have had an explosion in popularity in recent years, and in some areas of the world they are even compulsory. But there are safety issues surrounding their use that are worrying some members of the marine industry. This article offers detailed instructions on how to manage your Pfd’s. ...[more]


New Product for Avoiding Collisions at Sea By Sail-World Cruising, 5:21 PM Tue 30 May 2006
‘Greatest thing since sliced bread!’ That was the pronouncement of long range cruising sailor Ian Potter of Sundancer II. He was talking about an AIS (Automatic Identification System) Receiver. Sundancer has had a chance to try out this brand new technology on their way across the Indian Ocean in the last couple of months. ...[more]


New Online Yacht-supply Business to Try… By Cruising Editor, 5:24 PM Fri 26 May 2006
Deep Blue Yacht Supply Inc. today announced that its brand new online facility is offering to provide sale items to the public at prices that up until now have not been available to the retail yachting consumer, and they’re promising ‘cutting edge’ technology. ...[more]


New Online Yacht-supply Business to Try… By Cruising Editor, 5:24 PM Fri 26 May 2006
Sometimes it takes 10 days to get goods from Melbourne to Sydney for a dozey operator, while it only takes only four days from wherever West Marine's Office in the US is. So it's always worth exploring new options, even if they are out of the country. Deep Blue Yacht Supply Inc. today announced that its brand new online facility is offering to provide sale items to the public at prices that up until now have not been available to the retail yachting consumer, and they’re promising ‘cutting edge’ technology. ...[more]


Man Overboard! - See the Video By UK-Halsey/Cruising Editor, 9:26 AM Thu 25 May 2006
In an effort to promote safe sailing, UK-Halsey will be running a number of streaming video clips with instructional text on safety at sea techniques on their web site. Read on to see the first video (Quicktime necessary) ...[more]


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