On the Water: Resources

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    Sports cuddy powerboats: a guide

    Alex Smith

    Sports cuddies, weekenders, overnighters and day cruisers: a guide to the compact, cabin-equipped, family sports boat. …Read More

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    Jet Skis and personal watercraft: the guide

    Alex Smith

    What is a 'Jet Ski' or personal watercraft and why are they so popular? We explain the basics of these fun jet-powered craft. …Read More

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    25 best boating books for children

    Gael Pawson

    Looking to inspire a lifetime love of the sea? Gael Pawson shares her pick of children's sailing, boating and sea-inspired picture and story books. …Read More

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    10 best cuddy cabin powerboats

    Alex Smith

    A compact sportsboat with a forward cabin is an exciting beast, we pick the best cuddy cabin powerboats on the market. …Read More

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    Outboard engine buying: 10 top tips

    Alex Smith

    With a bewildering array of outboard engines now available, it pays to know what you’re after. Alex Smith outlines the choices …Read More

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    Lifejackets and personal buoyancy

    Rupert Holmes

    Lifejackets are an essential part of safety on the water, we look at what a lifejacket is, when it needs replacing and how to look after them. …Read More

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    Sailing boats: sailboat types, rigs, uses and definitions

    Rupert Holmes

    Sailing boats, sometimes referred to as sailboats, come in a wide range of sizes and types with different keels, rig types and sails. Here's what you need to know to understand the basics. …Read More

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    Downwind sails: spinnakers, asymmetrics and code zeros

    Rupert Holmes

    Many owners of cruising boats ponder what the best option is for reaching and downwind sails. Rupert Holmes looks at the options. …Read More

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    Ten great charter destinations

    Alex Smith

    What are the best charter destinations? It's all a matter of personal opinion, but Alex Smith makes his top selection. …Read More

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    Best powerboat books

    Alex Smith

    Alex Smith cherry-picks ten of the best powerboating books every boater needs in his collection. …Read More

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