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A foul story - at war with the crustaceans By Neil Langford, Crystal Blues, 7:01 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013
Ley and Neil Langford, long time cruising sailors, are in South East Asia - tropical waters - on their yacht Crystal Blues. Here Neil tells the secrets they and their fellow cruisers have developed for keeping the local crustacean population from taking over their boat, Crystal Blues, while stationary in a marina. ...[more]

Cleaning the cleaner: the Serious Pad Cleaner By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:38 AM Wed 31 Jul 2013
This week's Product of the Week is the cleaner that cleans the cleaner. Cleaning tools deserve their own special washing to keep them in the best possible condition. This new Serious Pad Cleaner is a scientifically formulated powdered cleaner for rejuvenating buffing pads. Better still the product is environmentally friendly, being biodegradable. ...[more]

UK challenges EU over yachts ability to find diesel By Louise Nicholls, , 6:19 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
Red Diesel is available up and down the remote corners of the coast of Britain, where 'white' diesel can't be found. To enable boaters continued access to travelling freely, the UK is supporting her leisure sailors against the EU. ...[more]

Rather clean your own hull - or sailing remotely? here's a solution By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:15 AM Tue 23 Jul 2013
If you'd rather clean your own hull, or need to because of where you intend to be sailing, here's a new product that you should consider when making a decision. Its initial selling price maybe high, but in a year or two, by avoiding that expensive yearly haul-out, you'll be way ahead. ...[more]

New: Rail Pod allows easy retrofit of instruments in cockpit By Sail-World Cruising, , 11:07 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
Current sailing boat designs often have very open cockpits with few options for installing retro-fit instruments. But the ingenuity of the commercial sailing world knows no bounds, and UK Company Scanstrut Ltd has extended their successful Scanpod range with the launch of the new Rail Pod. ...[more]

Beneteau invites: Design your OWN Oceanis, just as you want it... By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:51 AM Wed 26 Jun 2013
The most successful sailing boat manufacturer in the world - Beneteau - probably knows that to stay ahead of the game they will always have to been seen as inventing something new, something so innovative that it will take the rest of the boating manufacturers of the world at least a season to catch up. So now they are suggesting that you can design your OWN boat. ...[more]

Coming soon - the latest MOB location gizmo By Des Ryan, , 7:52 AM Sat 22 Jun 2013
There are many who say that no sailor SHOULD ever fall overboard if he or she complies with all correct safety procedures. If a cruising sailors does end up overboard, given that most cruising sailors sail short-handed, history says there is almost no chance of their recovery. Having said that, the latest gizmos might defy that statistic in the future - and here's a cracker: ...[more]

Something to ponder - Is your GPS system 100% safe? By Simon Jinks, RYA/Sail-World Cruising, 11:41 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Is your GPS system 100% safe? Even if you have multiple redundancies on board your sailing boat, what happens if the signal actually fails? How could that happen and what about the alternatives to GPS now being rolled out? Would they be a solution? - or if not, now that fewer and fewer sailors are carrying complete paper charts, what IS the solution? ...[more]

Pocket Mariner launches nautical charts and navigation App By Kevin Doel, , 7:36 AM Sun 2 Jun 2013
Now here's another one. Pocket Mariner, the company behind popular sailing apps such as Compass Eye and Boat Beacon, has launched SeaNav, a nautical charts and navigation App. ...[more]

Inverter Installation: Troublshooting 101 By Don Wilson, , 7:16 AM Wed 22 May 2013
So you want to install an inverter, but with all the features and complexity of today’s more sophisticated units, you’re hesitant to take the plunge? Or, perhaps you’ve had some problems with your inverter, and you’re not sure if it’s a faulty unit … or a simple installation problem? ...[more]

Yacht Track Library - an ingenious new tool for cruising sailors By Daria Blackwell/Sail-World Cruising, 10:56 AM Tue 21 May 2013
At Sail-World Cruising we're always on the lookout for extra navigation aids to assist the cruising sailor, and we have found a beauty this week - and it needs your help to make it even better! ...[more]

Digital Media Locker plus Blue Tooth connection for a dry iPhone By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:58 AM Sat 18 May 2013
Using an iPhone on board sailing boats is becoming more and more common as the marine Apps increase, but this product of the week does much more than protect your iPhone in a hazardous environment. We thought it was worth featuring, with its new Blue Tooth connection. ...[more]

Ten quick tips to make boat cleaning less of a chore. By Shurhold/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:28 PM Wed 15 May 2013
If you put off cleaning your boat, you are inviting expensive trouble, but cleaning can be such a chore. Here are ten quick common sense tips from Shurhold to make your cleaning go faster and be more effective. ...[more]

Fuel filters recalled by Osculati By Sail-World Cruising, 7:51 AM Sat 11 May 2013
Because a small number of leaks have been reported on some products, Italian marine equipment firm Osculati is recalling all fuel filters with the part numbers 17.664.00-17.664.10 due to a potential safety issue. ...[more]

New 'Penguin' semi-sub: explore under the sea without getting wet By Victoria Wollaston Mailonline/Sail-World Cruisng, , 9:13 AM Fri 10 May 2013
Here's a great new toy for your super yacht or a green marine pastime for when you are not sailing. It's a bizarre semi-submarine that lets you explore the ocean floor without ever getting wet, from a company strangely called EGO. ...[more]

Choosing a chartplotter program for ActiveCaptain users By Tom Lochhaas/Sail-World Cruising, 10:23 AM Tue 7 May 2013
Tom Lochhaas has sailed all kinds of sailing boats - 14-foot Sunfish to a 50-foot ocean cruiser - in all kinds of waters for three decades. He has written widely about many different aspects of the sailing life. Here Tom offers some valuable tips about choosing a combination of chartplotter and the brilliant resource for cruisers, Active Captain, which comes in many modes: ...[more]

Words of wisdom from a Cruising Guru By Jack Klang/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:02 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013
These are the smartest words of wisdom that we've heard for a long time at Sail-World Cruising, and they come from a cruising guru of long standing. He's musing on the idea of 'Sailing with Confidence.' What does it actually mean - sailing with confidence? Here is what Jack Klang, of Quantum Sails, thinks: ...[more]

Love your sailing boat's belts and they will love you in return By Des Ryan/ Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 11:49 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013
When did you last replace the belts in your sailing boat's diesel engine? You didn't? Then you are waiting for the belt to snap just when you need it least. Let's face it, belts are not so expensive, and changing them regularly, rather than waiting until they snap, is the smart road to trouble free sailing. . ...[more]

World's tiniest PLB now certified for use By Alan Wrigley/Sail-World Cruising, 2:47 PM Fri 5 Apr 2013
The tiniest PLB in the world, introduced to the sailing world in January, has now been fully certified for use throughout Europe and the USA after being awarded relevant COSPAS-SARSAT and product approvals. The product will be available in Australia after launching in the next couple of weeks. ...[more]

World's tiniest PLB now certified for use By Alan Wrigley/Sail-World Cruising, 6:51 AM Fri 5 Apr 2013
The tiniest PLB in the world, introduced to the sailing world in January, has now been fully certified for use throughout Europe and the USA after being awarded relevant COSPAS-SARSAT and product approvals. The product will be available in Australia after being launched later this month. ...[more]

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