How-to

  1. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Using a broker

    Carol Cronin
    Dec 27, 2018

    Should you use a yacht broker for your boat sale? What are the advantages? …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Knots for power boating

    Alex Smith
    Dec 24, 2018

    There are plenty of hairy sea dogs in this world who insist that tying knots is a mystical art on a par with levitation. It isn’t. Alex Smith shows you the four simple knots a powerboater needs to know. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Choose the right sailcloth

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 17, 2018

    There’s a bewildering array of choices and compromises when it comes to choosing the material for new sails, we look at the sailcloth options. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Rigging: basic rig checks and common problems

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 13, 2018

    A basic knowledge of your boat’s rig – and how to spot potential problems – is essential for all boat owners. …Read More

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Online fraud prevention: common internet scams

    Carol Cronin
    Dec 10, 2018

    The best defence against fraud is education and awareness. Don’t be a victim and look at our online fraud prevention information! …Read More

  9. How-To / Buying & Selling

    VAT on boats: a guide

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 3, 2018

    When it comes to buying a secondhand boat, it's crucial that you know where you stand with regards to VAT, otherwise you could find yourself seriously out of pocket. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat damage: how to handle it safely

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 22, 2018

    We look at the actions to take if your boat sustains damage - whether it's a grounding, a collision, or rig failure. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    How to care for teak decks

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 19, 2018

    Over-enthusiastic attempts to scrub your teak deck could cost you a fortune at the boatyard in the long-run. …Read More

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  14. How-To

    Powerboating lifejackets

    Alex Smith
    Nov 15, 2018

    If small powerboats are your thing, a lifejacket or buoyancy aid is a vital piece of safety equipment. We share top tips and key information to help you select the right personal flotation device. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Using LED lighting on your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 12, 2018

    LED lights are rapidly gaining in popularity for use on board. Rupert Holmes analyses the pros and cons… …Read More

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