How-to

  1. 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

  2. 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

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    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

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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  12. 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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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Close the sale: legality and paperwork

    Carol Cronin
    Nov 5, 2018

    Overview of the paperwork and documentation you need to complete your boat sale. …Read More

  15. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to buy, sell and repair damaged boats

    Paul Grimes
    Oct 29, 2018

    Once a boat is written off by insurers, is it ever worth the risk of buying or selling again? Paul Grimes has the answers. …Read More

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