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Skype for the Cruising Sailor
By Nancy Knudsen,
4:06 AM Sun 19 Feb 2006
‘How long has this been going on?’ that’s what a cruising friend said to me recently when I showed her my Skype set-up. I had to admit I didn’t know the answer to that, but it certainly must be every cruising sailor’s dream. ...[more]
Bleeding Engines - well can you?
7:42 AM Sun 5 Feb 2006
When your engine stops and you’re far from assistance, one of the first possibilities is that it’s out of fuel. Well, that could be because a mistake was made(guess who?), but there are also many other reasons. ...[more]
Ship Your Boat to the Cruising Ground- Economical?
4:28 PM Fri 3 Feb 2006
Dockwise Yacht Transport is the name of the company that has been on a lot of yachties’ lips recently. The thought of going cruising but for some reason not being able, or not wanting, to finish the journey, has stopped many people from undertaking long range cruising. ...[more]
2006 Winning European Boats Announced – See the PIX
9:41 PM Thu 26 Jan 2006
If you’re thinking of acquiring a new sailing boat in the near future, it will be hard to ignore considering the winning European Boats of the Year for 2006.
The boats are chosen by a jury of 10 European boating magazines from 10 countries, and announced on Day One of the Duesseldorf Boat Show. ...[more]
C-Pod for Total Yacht Security-Product of the Week
By IBI News,
6:22 PM Wed 25 Jan 2006
You’ll never have to fret about your boat again if everything Pilotfish says about their new product is true. The beer will even be cold for your arrival. C-pod is a Yacht Management System, where you can survey and manage your yacht via the web or a mobile phone. The C-pod is your 'eyes and ears' onboard. ...[more]
Yachting Tragedy points to Safety Issues
1:08 AM Thu 19 Jan 2006
The tragic ending to a Man Overboard situation in the Tasman Sea last Thursday is a sober lesson for all of us who take to the sea. ...[more]
C-MAP introduces BoatCruiser 2.0
By IBI News,
5:11 PM Wed 18 Jan 2006
C-MAP has teamed up with its Canadian OEM partner, NavSim Technology of St John's, Newfoundland, to launch a new PC navigation software product that supports C-MAP MAX and NT-plus electronic charts. ...[more]
Volunteer Coastguard - What Without Them?
7:35 AM Thu 12 Jan 2006
The great support that Australian Volunteers offer to boats doing coastal passages was recognised in New South Wales recently when NSW Maritime announced that $740,000 would be provided in grants this year to the volunteer services. ...[more]
Break a mast? Every Sailor's Nightmare
By Rob Starkey,
6:41 AM Thu 12 Jan 2006
Windsong is a fast cruising boat which is primarily used by its owners Rob Starkey and Donna Rohrs for pleasure cruising from the Broken Bay cruising grounds just north of Sydney. In this intimate story Rob recounts the nightmare we all fear, breaking a mast. ...[more]
Retrieving your Anchor
3:47 AM Thu 12 Jan 2006
Retrieving your Anchor ...[more]
Top Gadgets of the London Boat Show
By Nancy Knudsen, London ,
11:55 AM Wed 11 Jan 2006
After spending two long foot-weary days at the London Boat Show, we've picked the top gadgets for their innovativeness, usefulness, and good design. ...[more]
New Products 5th January, 2006
7:16 AM Thu 5 Jan 2006
New airconditioning system for cruising boats and new design quiet water pressure pumps in this week's IBI new products: ...[more]
Azipods Acclaimed as Success on Superyacht Air
By David Foxwell,
5:01 PM Wed 4 Jan 2006
The superyacht Air, the first yacht equipped with Azipod propulsors (in the form of a pair of 2,500kW Compact Azipod units), has successfully completed an initial six months of operation, as Azipod manufacturer ABB Marine reported recently. ...[more]
7:25 PM Mon 2 Jan 2006
Browse through this list before contacting your insurance company or broker: ...[more]
New Products 21DEC05
7:00 PM Sun 1 Jan 2006
DIAMOND SHIELD SEALANT-'NEVER USE WAX AGAIN'; Sodiff 10.4 TFT LCD Monitor SDM-1042,outdoors-high brightness,waterproof ...[more]
12:48 AM Thu 29 Dec 2005
The Outboard Dinghy – Small motor? Large motor? No Motor?…and Why? ...[more]
9:14 PM Wed 28 Dec 2005
Trying to find the meaning of that elusive sailing term? ...[more]
Provisioning - bananas
8:54 AM Sat 24 Dec 2005
How to keep bananas for a sailing voyage ...[more]
Elan’s Impression 434 Taking out the Awards
By Gael Moldán,
4:19 PM Thu 22 Dec 2005
When Navsail Australia found out that Elan’s Impression 434 was in the line-up to be declared 2006 winner at the inaugural IPC Media Marina Awards in London on 6th January, we were delighted. ...[more]
Red Sea Insurance Problems and Solutions
6:59 PM Sat 17 Dec 2005
Red Sea Insurance seems to be getting more difficult to get every year. As reported to Noonsite from yachts currently in the Red Sea, Kaddar Insurance are offering insurance for the transit or cruise at competitive rates. ...[more]
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