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This Old Boat - So You Would like to Go Cruising?

15th May 2013
You have been dreaming for a long time and the time has ultimately arrived; purchase a good quality old vessel and do some boating. However before taking that ultimate leap, there are a few things to mull over. Identify your Objective But what are ... Read >

Picking the Right Dinghy

29th June 2012
If you are a boat owner, it is really a decent guess that you also have a dinghy to use when you are at anchor. Most yacht owners possess them to go exploring, set off into town or simply mess around when absent from the big boat. In case you are in th... Read >

Growing Fresh Produce Aboard Your Boat

18th March 2012
You will only live approximately three weeks without food consumption. As you are buying food, you will need some time to think about which food items you have to stock up for the future. But stocking up on any food that is just not both appetizing and ... Read >

Understanding Your Trawler's Diesel Fuel

23rd March 2010
Us trawler and motor yacht owners enjoy the sound of our diesel engines; like sweet music to our ears. The diesel power plants are the core of any vessel. But problems can take place with diesel fuel stored in your trawler's fuel tanks, affecting those... Read >

How Does a Marine Diesel Engine Work?

15th February 2010
You have just purchased that gorgeous used 1985 Labelle sundeck trawler and she is everything you wanted in a boat. The nice sundeck, the owner's quarters and the huge fly bridge are just right. She's also got twin Volvo diesels and a Onan generator too. ... Read >

Choosing a Varnish for Your Boat's Brightwork

27th November 2009
Varnishes have been applied to protect and maintain teak on boats for hundreds of years. History shows that varnishes used in the 1700s are very akin to what is used today. The coatings allow for the attractiveness of the wood to be viewed while offering ... Read >

Yacht Cooling Systems

20th October 2009
The majority of yachts with inboard engines are built with fresh-water cooling systems. These fresh water systems in conjunction with the raw water system cool the engine during operation. The fresh water circulates within the engine and transfers the eng... Read >

Trawler Yachts - Which to Choose? - Part II

20th October 2009
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE TRAWLER Once you feel you have just the layout that will suit you, what's the right length? You need to know that the overall elbow room in a 36 footer compared to a 40 footer is very different even with just a few feet added. T... Read >

Trawler Yachts - Which to Choose?

09th October 2009
When looking for the right power boat, remember that they come in many different styles . But for the most part, they are the same, all having staterooms, saloons, heads, etc. When picking out one that meets your needs, its essential to know what you plan... Read >

Why You Need Zincs on a Motor Yacht and Other Boats

21st August 2009
If you have owned your motor yacht long enough, you have had talks on the docks about the issue of underwater zincs for your boat, but what do they in all honesty do? How do they perform? When you have two independent metals that are physically and ele... Read >

Open Ocean Sailing – Tips on Choosing the Right Vessel

20th August 2009
Deep-sea - seafaring is more than leisure; it is a learning platform, surveillance post, a transportation technique for awareness, and a delivery procedure for appreciation. Ocean sailing is often both bodily and mentally taxing. Ocean cruising can be ... Read >

Tips on Buying Your First Yacht

27th July 2009
If you're a first-time yacht buyer the pick of previously owned boats for purchase can be irresistible. How do you make sense of all the various models and styles out there? The first time yacht buyer needs to refrain from buying on emotion and take a ... Read >