How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    14 tips to make sure your safety gear is in order

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 10, 2020

    Whether you’re an old salt or a brand new boater, you need to make sure your safety gear is in order. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Is there any logic to owning a boat?

    Paul Grimes
    Nov 6, 2020

    Paul Grimes questions his motives for buying, selling or even owning a boat. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    Yachting ropes explained

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 3, 2020

    A little bit of knowledge will go a long way in helping you to choose the right yachting rope for the job on your yacht, as Rupert Holmes explains. …Read More

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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  12. 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

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  14. 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

  15. 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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