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Nov 20, 2017

Lagoon 450 F For Sale $650K

We are selling our 2014 Lagoon 450 Fly bridge catamaran sailboat 'Chapter Two'. After 6 months of upgrades in January of 2015 we set sail with Jimmy Cornell's

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Nov 19, 2017

Ocean Mandalay, a Fountaine Pajot Belize (owners version) for Sale

This is a 2002 Belize Maestro (owners version) a very fast and smooth sailing catamaran. Ocean Mandalay was made in France (220v), sailed in the Med then

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Nov 18, 2017

Is an Anchor Snubber Line really Necessary?

If you have an all-chain rode then yes, you definitely need an anchor snubber line. But what's best, a single snubber line or a bridle? Well, it depends...

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Nov 05, 2017

2008 Hyas 46 'Adina' for Sale

'Adina', a Hylas 46, is a performance cruiser with a high specification set-up for blue water cruising. We're proud she was given a glowing report in the

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Oct 27, 2017

'Drakkar', a 46’ Fountaine Pajot Casamance Catamaran for Sale

SORRY, NOW SOLD! After living aboard for 1.5 years of fantastic family adventures through the Mediterranean, across the Atlantic and exploring the Caribbean

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Oct 27, 2017

'Apollo of Brough', Ohlson 38 - For Sale

Apollo of Brough is an Ohlson 38 ... with a difference! The current owner bought this beautiful yacht 15 years ago and she has been extensively prepared

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Oct 23, 2017

The Marine GPS System Can Do A Lot More Than Position Fixing

The versatile marine GPS system provides identical functionality for both handheld marine GPS units and fixed GPS units. So which is best for your boat?

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Oct 23, 2017

A Good Sailboat Anchor Is Your Best Insurance against Losing Your Sailboat

Just why does one type of sailboat anchor perform so much better than another, and how do you know what to look for when choosing the best anchor for your sailboat?

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Oct 23, 2017

How a Marine AIS Unit Can Take Some of the Stress Out Of Sailing

But what type of marine AIS unit best suits your needs? A Class A Transponder, a Class B Transponder or an AIS Receiver unit coupled to your chartplotter?

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Oct 23, 2017

Sailboat Running Rigging

There’s a huge amount of running rigging on a cruising sailboat. Do you really want all of it to lead back to the cockpit?

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Oct 23, 2017

Which Type of Boat Fridge Is The Most Efficient?

The top opening boat fridge is reputed to be more efficient than the front opening type, but that may not be the case - and here, amongst other boat refrigeration considerations, is why

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Oct 23, 2017

Fit A Boat Water Heater and Get Hot Water For Free!

Fitting a boat water heater is usually straightforward, and will supply free hot water via your engine's cooling system for a warm, refreshing shower. Here's how it works

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Oct 23, 2017

How DSC Radio Greatly Improves Your Chance of Rescue at Sea

By far the most important feature of DSC radio is that it provides a safer way of placing a distress call to the coastguard, and now it can even be done with a handheld DSC/VHF radio

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Oct 23, 2017

Not All Gas Boat Cookers Are Safe For Use At Sea

Good quality gas boat cookers go a long way towards protecting the cook from the very real risks of cooking at sea. Here are the essential safety features you should look for

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Oct 23, 2017

Is Carrying Storm Sails on Your Cruising Boat Really Necessary?

It's good insurance to have storm sails available in your sail locker if you are going offshore, and these are recommended fabric weights and dimensions for the storm jib and trysail

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Recent Articles

  1. Lagoon 450 F For Sale $650K

    Nov 20, 17 05:49 AM

    We are selling our 2014 Lagoon 450 Fly bridge catamaran sailboat 'Chapter Two'. After 6 months of upgrades in January of 2015 we set sail with Jimmy Cornell's

    Read More

  2. Ocean Mandalay, a Fountaine Pajot Belize (owners version) for Sale

    Nov 19, 17 04:11 PM

    This is a 2002 Belize Maestro (owners version) a very fast and smooth sailing catamaran. Ocean Mandalay was made in France (220v), sailed in the Med then

    Read More

  3. Is an Anchor Snubber Line really Necessary?

    Nov 18, 17 07:13 PM

    If you have an all-chain rode then yes, you definitely need an anchor snubber line. But what's best, a single snubber line or a bridle? Well, it depends...

    Read More