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  • ‘Years of shredded water impeller bits had clogged the pipe’ July 29, 2021
    Martin Fuller lightens his wallet before discovering the solutions to an avoidable problem that had been building for years - shredded water impeller bitsThe offending bits of shredded water impeller recovered from the cooling system. Credit: Martin Fuller Martin Fuller lightens his wallet before discovering the solutions to an avoidable problem that had been building […]
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  • Eco-moorings installed at Studland Bay July 29, 2021
    The charity The Seahorse Trust and the marina group boatfolk have joined forces to install 10 eco-moorings at Studland Bay in Dorset So far, eight eco-moorings have been installed at Studland Bay. Credit: Ross Lucas-Young The charity The Seahorse Trust and the marina group boatfolk have joined forces to install 10 eco moorings at Studland […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Pilotage drone tested: Raymarine UAV July 28, 2021
    How useful is a pilotage drone to the average sailor? Ali Wood tests the Raymarine Axiom UAV app and Clear Cruise Augmented Reality to find outYou can only just make out the outline of Red Osprey. Touch the AIS target (right_ and a drop-down box reveals its speed and course How useful is a pilotage […]
    Alison Wood
  • Stress corrosion cracking that could cost you your rig July 27, 2021
    Some types of corrosion are easy to spot, but stress corrosion cracking has the potential to weaken your rig with very little warning, says Vyv CoxAll metal fittings particularly used or manufactured under load, can be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking Some types of corrosion are easy to spot, but stress corrosion cracking has the […]
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  • Heading upstream – Editor’s letter August 2021 July 26, 2021
    Round the Island Race competitors rounding The Needles Lighthouse, Isle of Wight. Credit: RTI/Paul Wyeth Whether you’re a racer or not, Round the Island Race is quite a spectacle to be part of... Theo Stocker introduces the August 2021 issue of Yachting Monthly The post Heading upstream – Editor’s letter August 2021 appeared first on […]
    Theo Stocker
  • Atlantic Rally for Cruisers: Ocean crossing lessons July 26, 2021
    From sail plans to nav software, rig failure and SSB, there's plenty you can learn from the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, as Ali Wood discoversThe Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sees sailors cross the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to St Lucia. Credit: WCC/James Mitchell From sail plans to nav software, rig failure and SSB, there's plenty […]
    Alison Wood
  • Staycation boat sales boom for UK’s marine industry July 25, 2021
    A spike in boat sales due to COVID-19 restrictions on foreign travel has resulted in many brokers in the UK struggling to find stockNew and used boat sales grew by 9% in the UK in 2020. Credit: Theo Stocker A spike in boat sales due to COVID-19 restrictions on foreign travel has resulted in many […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Beer, South Devon: the Great British seaside July 24, 2021
    Beer in South Devon on the county's Jurassic coast is the ideal place to experience the Great British Seaside, as Dag Pike discoversRemember to anchor well clear of the working boats, especially in the summer. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo Beer in South Devon on the county's Jurassic coast is the ideal place to experience the […]
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  • Boat registration fees to rise for owners using EA waterways July 23, 2021
    The Environment Agency has announced that from 2022, boat owners will have to pay more to use or keep their vessels on the waterways it manages. It is also consulting on changes to the current registration schemeFrom January 2022, boat owners will have to pay more to use or keep their vessels on Environment Agency […]
    Katy Stickland
  • What is the best course for a fast passage? July 23, 2021
    What is the best course for the fastest passage across the Channel? James Stevens answers your questions of seamanshipWill lee-bowing the tide help you get to your destination quicker? Credit: Kate After What is the best course for the fastest passage across the Channel? James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship The post What is […]
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