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Ten boat safety checks every skipper needs to make By John Jamieson, , 2:16 PM Fri 31 Jan 2014
Do you have a safety check list over the chart table on your boat - or anywhere else? Have you added the three most important bilge pumps to your boat safety check list? Does your sailing crew know the location of survival equipment, fuel shutoff valve and how to test a seacock? ...[more]


In-mast furling - is it the 'no-no' we've always believed? By Des Ryan/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:42 PM Sun 5 Jan 2014
In the inevitable cockpit-sundowner chat, in-mast furling has always been a 'no-no'. But is it true? Or is the cockpit-sundowner chat just scare-mongering? Here Des Ryan looks at a few of the issues. ...[more]


Product of the week: One Sailor MBS for single-handed docking By nk, 11:02 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013
Sailing single-handed poses its own challenges, and one of the principle of these is docking without assistance. While at sea with plenty of room, aiming the boat in the direction you want is done with a lot of flexibility. However when it comes to docking the boat, wind, currents and the characteristics of the boat can make it tricky. Now there's a neat aide to make it easier. ...[more]


Get your DSC-equipped VHF hooked up right By BoatUS/Sail-World, 12:57 PM Tue 29 Oct 2013
With summer approaching fast, it's time to make sure you have a VHF on board working to the maximum. If you have a basic VHF, checking the connections for corrosion, inspecting the antenna and doing a simple radio check may be all that it takes. ...[more]


Evolution Autopilot - top honours in Marine Electronics Awards By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:56 AM Mon 14 Oct 2013
Looking for a new autopilot? It's worth considering this one. The Evolution Autopilot by Raymarine has won top honours at the 2013 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, winning the NMEA-BWI Technology Award. ...[more]


Product of the Week: Safer and easier docking - SlideMoor By Sail-World Cruising, , 5:59 AM Mon 30 Sep 2013
This docking system, as the manufacturers say, is not a universal solution, but brings together many of the advantages of a floating dock with the appeal of a traditional fixed dock. The system, called SlideMoor, makes docking safer and easier while mitigating the risks associated with tidal change, wind and wave activity. ...[more]


Mountain bike torch great for tough sailing conditions By Des Ryan, 12:44 AM Tue 17 Sep 2013
Cruising sailors benefit, not only from the research that goes into high tech racing, but also from research into other markets. This was the case for Exposure Marine, which initially developed torches for the professional mountain bikers, and this led to producing torches which are incredibly powerful, superlight, and corrosion resistant, and therefore ideal for marine conditions. ...[more]


Product of the Week: Drawer fridge for cool-keeping and accessibility By Sail-World Cruisng, 10:07 AM Mon 16 Sep 2013
Tired of having to turn upside down to reach that special bottle at the very bottom of your super efficient sailing boat refrigerator? Now Dometic Marine WAECO have come up with a new cool 'CoolMatic CRD-50 Drawer Fridge' with a freezer compartment. The new, spacious drawer fridge gives boat owners convenient slide-out access to your refreshments. ...[more]


Rig your own sailing boat? Yes, you can! By RYA/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:43 AM Sun 25 Aug 2013
Do you rig your own boat? No? Do you even tune it yourself? How confident are you that you are doing it right? The Royal Yachting Association has come up with some timely help in the form of a new book entitled the RYA Rigging Handbook. ...[more]


Product of the Week: The LED ringed switch By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, 1:54 PM Fri 23 Aug 2013
There can be few things more valuable on a boat than being able to turn equipment on and off without the necessity to turn on a light - which may wake sleeping crew or destroy your night vision. That's where this week's Product of the Week, comes in, the LED-ringed switch. ...[more]


Product of the Week: The LED ringed switch By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, 12:32 PM Fri 23 Aug 2013
There can be few things more valuable on a boat than being able to turn equipment on and off without the necessity to turn on a light - which may wake sleeping crew or destroy your night vision. That's where this week's Product of the Week, comes in, the LED-ringed switch. ...[more]


Blackwells' Ten Tips for Voyaging Inexpensively By Alex and Daria Blackwell/ Sail-World Cruising, , 6:29 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013
Alex and Daria Blackwell, long-time cruising sailors and authors of the anchoring bible 'Happy Hooking', sail a 1976 Bowman 57 ketch ‘Aleria’. Here, with their Ten Tips, they make one of the strongest arguments for why you should not wait for that perfect boat or win the lottery before you go cruising: ...[more]


Mantus Anchor - out for a practical test run By Alex and Daria Blackwell/ Sail-World Cruising, 10:17 AM Fri 16 Aug 2013
Alex and Daria Blackwell, authors of 'Happy Hooking, the Art of Anchoring' recently took the Mantus Anchor, one of the 'new generation' anchors, out for a test run, and here is their response: ...[more]


ICE - a drug? hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth By Sail-World Cruising, 9:44 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
New ICE - once you read this you might think you need it on your sailing boat. So - What is it? Is it a drug? Is it a hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth! Yes, Doyle Sails has announced the official launch of Stratis ICE, something they claim is is unique to their global network of lofts and very suitable for both cruising and racing sails. ...[more]


Annapolis Boat Show - the Jimmy Cornell seminars, 13/14 Oct By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:12 AM Tue 13 Aug 2013
If you are thinking of long distance cruising and are anywhere within reach of Annapolis, you won't want to miss the two-day Long Distance Cruising Seminar on Sunday 13 October and Monday 14 October 2013, at the Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, Maryland, USA. ...[more]


A foul story - at war with the crustaceans By Neil Langford, Crystal Blues, 7:01 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013
Ley and Neil Langford, long time cruising sailors, are in South East Asia - tropical waters - on their yacht Crystal Blues. Here Neil tells the secrets they and their fellow cruisers have developed for keeping the local crustacean population from taking over their boat, Crystal Blues, while stationary in a marina. ...[more]


Cleaning the cleaner: the Serious Pad Cleaner By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:38 AM Wed 31 Jul 2013
This week's Product of the Week is the cleaner that cleans the cleaner. Cleaning tools deserve their own special washing to keep them in the best possible condition. This new Serious Pad Cleaner is a scientifically formulated powdered cleaner for rejuvenating buffing pads. Better still the product is environmentally friendly, being biodegradable. ...[more]


UK challenges EU over yachts ability to find diesel By Louise Nicholls, , 6:19 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
Red Diesel is available up and down the remote corners of the coast of Britain, where 'white' diesel can't be found. To enable boaters continued access to travelling freely, the UK is supporting her leisure sailors against the EU. ...[more]


Rather clean your own hull - or sailing remotely? here's a solution By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:15 AM Tue 23 Jul 2013
If you'd rather clean your own hull, or need to because of where you intend to be sailing, here's a new product that you should consider when making a decision. Its initial selling price maybe high, but in a year or two, by avoiding that expensive yearly haul-out, you'll be way ahead. ...[more]


New: Rail Pod allows easy retrofit of instruments in cockpit By Sail-World Cruising, , 11:07 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
Current sailing boat designs often have very open cockpits with few options for installing retro-fit instruments. But the ingenuity of the commercial sailing world knows no bounds, and UK Company Scanstrut Ltd has extended their successful Scanpod range with the launch of the new Rail Pod. ...[more]


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