Colision Regs software
Anyone know of a simple programme to practice lights sounds and rules of the road. I seem to recall using one about three years ago. I think it was A Dos programme. It gave you pictures and ...

Anchoring technique
I was in Tobermory at the end of the season and a large yacht (~55ft) sailed across the bay (the wind was quite light) and dropped anchor while still sailing downwind. The anchor ...

Moderated Sailing Group
So, come on then, who mentioned a moderated group?

are wombats good?
I'm not really sure whether Wombats are any good. The picture on Wikipedia looks like a horrid little Pig. Quite Obscene. Just not English. 334 ...

where are wombats?
Can someone tell me whether Wombats live only in Australia, or also on other continents? Apart from zoos, of course. We all know that Wombats are to be found in Zoos. ...

How can I calculate the total weight of my plymouth pilot 24'?
Hi all. Hope you can help. I have a plymouth pilot 24' boat. It has a cuddy-type cabin and a BMC engine (which needs replacing). Now, I need to lift it out of the water and ...

Evolution 25 / 26
I'm planing to view an Evolution 25 and a 26 next week; I've not been able to find out much about them on the web. Would anyone have any suggestions about potential areas of weakness - bot...

Cruising in Ireland
OK guys. You did me really proud with your comments about my opinions of Scottish cruising - many thanks. In the same style I'm writing up Ireland. What are your opinions of the...

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non boaty subscribers
I'm fed up with seeing the folk who have no interest in boat topics inhabiting this group. Perhaps they are here because they have been thrown off other groups? I'm wondering if t...

A right Royal wank
And there was me thinking that all members of the UK royal family are good for absolutely sweet fuck all... You can at least have a wank over Princess Beatrice. http://membe...

Full House on the Inshore forecast.
For coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore from Friday 24 November 2006 at 0500 until Saturday 25 November 2006 at 0500 There are strong coastal wind warnings for Cape Wrath to Rattray ...

VAT on imported vessels
Folks, I live in the UK, but I have a brother who has built a 38ft steel yacht in South Africa. He is getting a bit too old to manage it now, and I would like to buy it. Can a...

Bad Luck for Alex Thomson
Alex Thomson capsized in the Southern Ocean because of problems with his keel and is going to abandon the Hugo Boss (,,12345~932504,00.html).

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Mould on genoa. What to do?
Totally my own fault, leaving roller genoa on boat over winter periods. Dacron sail and now suffers from quite dreadful looking green mould. I'm aware there is no magic cure for this ...

12V Micro Hifi
Anyone know of a reasonable 12V micro hifi system that could be used on board? They seem difficult to find these days.

2 stroke / 4 stroke advice
Hi I am a member of a Scuba diving club and we are investigating replacing our outboard engines. We currently have two Zodiac 5m inflatable boats (not RIBs) with 40HP 2 ...

Loose footed - fully battened
Just to change the subject slightly from the reefing points. The best setting sail I ever had was a loose footed main that was fully battened. Using the outhaul and some mast bend it was inf...

Free Online Weather.
What's the FOAK's view on best free source of weather predictions for the UK?

What is happening now tidally in the North Sea, English Channel
An anti-surge recorded on the tide gauges of Sheerness Dover, Bournmouth , Portsmouth but not affected Plymouth ...

Westerly window rebuilders
Hi Folks, I remember a discussion here recently which turned to Westerly windows. I can't find it now, but in case anyone is still looking, the company who rebuilt mine were ...

What's a finish
Help please. We had a dead-heat yesterday which I captured on video and replayed to try to pick a winner. There was a dead heat. That is, if you judge it by the bow on the line. ...

shipping forecast 17:55 Sun
"Deep Atlantic low 150 miles west of Bailey 960, expected Faeroes 950 by midday tomorrow Malin: South veering west gale 8 to storm 10, perhaps violent storm 11 later. Rain th...

Valkyrie III and Shamrock (1890s America's Cup challengers)
Does anyone have a good source for information on Valkyrie III and Shamrock, the British challengers in the 1895 and 1899 America's Cup races, respectively? We're putting together...

Single handed reefing / sailing
I want to rig my centaur for more single handed sailing. I always feel particularly vulnerable working on deck alone hoisting - or lowering sails. I have a slab reefing system but I sti...

Looking to fit an Ebers heater to a Hunter Horizon 26 - haven't a clue where to locate it. Anyone got any advice? Want hot tootsies and dry gear on the west coast of scotland next season. ...

Corroded zips
How is that you pay mega dosh for a sailing jacket, that is presumably designed for sailing at sea, and after a 2-3 seasons the zipper has corroded which makes the jacket useless? ...

10 Gift Ideas for your Wife, Daughter, or Girlfriend!
The holiday's can be stressful, but with these gifts, there's no worries! All under $100 - - happy holidays!

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