On the Water: Resources

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    RIB buying guide

    Alex Smith

    With such a wholesale change in leisure RIBs over the last decade, picking the right one can be a challenge. Alex Smith clarifies the key issues …Read More

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    Outboard engine buying

    Alex Smith

    With a bewildering array of outboard engines now available, it pays to know what you’re after. Alex Smith outlines the choices …Read More

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    Best boating holiday ideas

    Gael Pawson

    We run through a few sailing and boating holiday options, from beach-based dinghy sailing to cruising flotilla or bareboat options… what could be better than enjoying a week or two on the water? …Read More

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    Get your family boating

    Gael Pawson

    Looking to introduce your partner to boating? Keen that your child will grow up an avid sailor? Here you will find a host of ideas and vital advice to help you succeed in your aim to become a boating family. …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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    Boat membership and fractional ownership schemes

    Rupert Holmes

    Whatever size of boat you'd like to own, however deep your pockets, sometimes it doesn't make sense to buy your own boat. Many people are converting to new fractional owner schemes that allow members increased flexibility and remove most of the hassle-factor of owning a boat. …Read More

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    A guide to bow riders

    Alex Smith

    Is a bow rider for you? Born in the USA, bow riders have found increasing popularity in the UK, we outline their main characteristics… …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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    Best sailing books

    Gael Pawson

    Searching out sailing books can be difficult, here are a few of the best novels, biographies and reference titles. …Read More

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    Slipways and launching sites for boating holidays

    Paula Irish

    Our pick of some of the best dinghy sailing destinations, with slipways, camping and other accommodation - perfect for a family holiday with the boat. …Read More

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