Choosing the right life jacket is fundamental when it comes to keeping you alive and increasing your survival time in the unfortunate event of an accident. Lifejackets are designed so that the victim will remain face up in the water in order to allow them to breathe even if they’re unconscious. There are various types
For any boat owners out there experiencing challenges with their marine toilet, we are here to help! We have teamed up with the worlds leading supplier of manual and electric toilets for marine use Jabsco to produce a simple guide explaining the common problems boat owners are facing when installing and attempting to maintain an
Antifouling is extremely important for the maintenance and lifespan of your boat, protecting it from sunlight, abrasion and marine creatures. Ideally, antifoul should be applied at least once a season. It’s relatively straight forward and you can save a lot of money by doing it yourself. We won’t lie, it’s hard work and pretty unpleasant but if you don’t mind
Icom recently launched their newest communication products at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, including the much anticipated M25 Hand Held VHF. The M25 is the upgraded model of the late M23 which was considered by many as the best VHF in it’s class and has dominated the market becoming our best selling marine VHF ever. So as you can imagine
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” We’ve sponsored 4 working mums from Yorkshire who plan to take part in the Talisker Atlantic Rowing Race, considered by many as one of the most enduring races on the planet. The team, aptly named ‘The Yorkshire Rows’,
Any serious sailor will tell you that a sailing watch is a must have accessory when it comes to boating. Like any bit of sailing kit, your watch of choice depends on what type of sailing you’re doing. For weekend sailors an ordinary analogue watch is probably sufficient whereas someone who taking part Regattas or other racing may
It may not be something that any of us enjoy but winterising is an essential element of boat maintenance. The time, effort and funds you spend for the winter period will definatively effect your vessel’s performance come Spring. Ideally winterisation should begin before the boat is out the water and the temperature starts to drop. This gives
Yesterday saw the announcement of the newly create Sailing Today Awards at the Southampton Boat Show. Winners were chosen by the public for 12 categories including best cruisers, sailor, harbour, photo & more. The Clothing Innovation award was a close call but the Crewsaver Ergonomic 3D Fusion lifejacket range just lost out to the Henri Lloyd Elite Jacket.
Choosing your gear carefully can make a huge difference to performance and sailing gloves are no exception. Like all sailing apparel, the type of gloves you require differ according to the type of sailing you’re doing. However, all gloves should provide protection from the elements, rope and other friction burn and general knocks and bumps.
The anticipated Southampton Boat Show 2015 is almost upon us and we’re here to make sure you get Boat Show prices without having to lug it around on the day… #MailspeedDoItBest *Terms and conditions apply Although we were able to make it, our friends over at Boats & Outboards were…watch their highlights here. Follow