Choosing the Best Fixed VHF System

What is a VHF system? VHF stands for Very High Frequency, for radio waves from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. VHF radios provide two-way communication and have a maximum range of up to 60 nautical miles. Owning a VHF radio is vital for marine safety. They are much more reliable than mobile phones and are Read more

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is on 18th June 2017, so here’s our Father’s Day best gift ideas for the nautical-loving Dad in your life. Whatever your budget, our Sailing Gifts For Him will show that you really know him. For their first Father’s Day, for granddads, for the father figure in your life and more – we’ve Read more

Maintaining your marine toilet effectively

For any boat owners out there experiencing challenges with their marine toilet systems, 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 Read more

The PELA 6000 Oil Pump

The PELA 6000 Oil Extractor Pump is one of our best sellers here at Mailspeed Marine so we decided to take a closer look at what makes it so popular: Simple, Sturdy Design Changing engine oil isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. The PELA 6000 makes a potentially stressful job quick and easy. It’s perfect for those Read more

Choosing the right life jacket

Choosing the right lifejacket is fundamental when it comes to keeping you alive and increasing your survival time in the unfortunate event of an accident. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency point out that accidents can happen at any time in any weather, but well-fitted and maintained life jackets can double your chance of survival. Lifejackets Read more

5 secrets to restoring your boat

Restoring a boat can be tough work, let alone expensive. Whether you’ve recently bought an old vessel that needs a bit of TLC, or your own boat is starting to look like it was found on the bottom of the ocean, we’ve shared 5 boat restoration secrets below that will save you both time and Read more

The best sailing jackets in 2017

A good sailing jacket is possibly the most important item in your sailing wardrobe and probably the most expensive. Therefore, you should make sure you pick the right one for you. The jacket that you need will depend of the type of sailing that you take part in – ocean/offshore, coastal/inshore or day sailing/lightweight. Here Read more

A guide to rash vests

What are Rash Vests? Also known as ‘rash guards’, rash vests are athletic tops that are made of polyester, neoprene, spandex or nylon. They protect the wearer from rashes, caused by friction or sunburn. They can either be worn on their own, or under a wetsuit or drysuit. A key component of water sport gear, Read more

Best Dinghy Boots for Sailing

What are Dinghy Boots? Dinghy Boots are special boots for all types of dinghy sailing, designed to protect your feet from the elements and allow you to move around the deck with ease and without slipping. They are usually made of neoprene which helps to keep your feet padded and insulated. Their flexibility allows sailors Read more

Everything you need to know about buying drysuits

What is a Drysuit? A drysuit is a loose fitting outfit that is waterproof. They are constructed from layers of insulating fabric, to protect the wearer from cold conditions. It protects the whole body except the head, hands and on some suits, the feet too. Musto Gore-tex Ocean drysuit Buy Now Musto MPX Gore-tex One Design Read more