On the Water: Resources

  1. Resources

    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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    Learn to sail: sailing courses explained

    Rupert Holmes

    Where do you learn to sail and how? What sailing courses are available and what to they entail? We explain in this simple guide. …Read More

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    Where to sell your boat

    John Burnham

    To sell your boat, you only need one buyer, but to find them most sellers will need an advertisement with local, national, or even international reach. …Read More

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    Powerboats

    Alex Smith

    Powerboat hull shapes, common types and engines; all you need to know to get started. …Read More

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    Boat delivery by sea: delivery skippers and tips

    Rupert Holmes

    What are the pros and cons of having your boat delivered to a new destination by sea? Boat delivery skippers will offer a professional service, and these tips will help you plan your delivery. …Read More

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    Boat transport: a guide

    Rupert Holmes

    Understanding your options for boat transport could open up your boat buying options. How best to deliver your new boat, or move your existing one, to a new location? …Read More

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