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  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Common powerboating mistakes

    Alex Smith
    Sep 16, 2015

    Alex Smith disregards his own helming inadequacies to poke fun at some of the world’s most commonplace powerboating mistakes. Images courtesy of the RNLI. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Efficient boat refrigeration: a how-to guide

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 11, 2015

    Rupert Holmes reviews the options for saving battery power by making more efficient refrigeration onboard. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    Ocean rowing: 7 essentials for safe sea sculling

    Rob Melotti
    Aug 19, 2015

    What exactly does it take to row across the Atlantic safely and swiftly? Rob Melotti spoke to ocean rowing team "Atlantic Reunion" to find out. …Read More

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  7. How-To

    Best short sea passages around the UK

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 13, 2015

    Rupert Holmes picks six of the most interesting short sea passages around the coast of the UK. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Common boat manoeuvring errors

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 30, 2015

    We’ve all seen boats that get basic manoeuvres wrong – Rupert Holmes looks at the 12 most common manoeuvring errors and how to avoid them. …Read More

  9. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Buying a boat in the Mediterranean

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 23, 2015

    Rupert Holmes explains how to be successful when buying a boat in the Med. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    How to park a narrowboat: 10 top tips

    Alex Smith
    Jul 17, 2015

    Alex Smith completes his mini-series of inland helming tips with a look at how to park a narrowboat in a safe and stress-free fashion. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Sail cleaning and coating

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 8, 2015

    Rupert Holmes weighs up the benefits of paying for professional sail cleaning over the cost of buying new sails. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Onboard fire prevention: 7 safety essentials

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 8, 2015

    As with any serious threat to your health or safety, fire prevention is infinitely preferable to fire extinguishing, as Rupert Holmes explains. …Read More

  15. How-To

    Yacht club or sailing club: choose the right one

    Gael Pawson
    Jun 2, 2015

    There are plenty of yacht clubs or sailing clubs to choose from across the UK, but how do you know which one to join? Gael Pawson and Jeanne Craig outline a few of the key elements you’ll want to consider. …Read More

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