We keep our Seaward up on the Clyde. The winter so far has been pretty mild, but I am conscious that we need to layup soon. What do we need to focus on to avoid frost damage later? Read more
I’ve just had a great trip out in some lumpy weather in which Merlin acquitted herself beautifully. On my return, I went through the obvious checks, but wonder if there are other checks or inspections that I should be doing on a regular basis? Read more
We are planning our first excursion on Tasman from Cowes probably to the West Country. We are consulting charts and almanacs but wondered what you advise for planning this trip. Read more
How reliable are fuel gauges on boats? Is there anything I can do to get my gauges calibrated because on our last outing, we ran dry when the fuel gauge showed there was enough to get us home.
Where can I get a list of appropriate distress signals that I can print off and keep in the ship’s log where any crewmember can find and initiate? Read more
I need to apply for a marine radio licence. Where do I start? Read more