Synthetic Teak Decking

Synthetic Teak Decking is a modern way to get the same esthetic look and feel of traditional Teak Decking but without the cost and time involved. Traditional Teak Decks are expensive in both material and man hours. Because of this Teak Decks on boats are a luxury these days. Many years ago Teak Decks for … Read more

Refleks Diesel Heater

Refleks diesel heater made in Denmark. These heaters are used by Fishing boats as they are rugged, reliable and only need diesel fuel. We also know Skip Noval uses one in his Pelagic Southern Ocean expedition Yacht as its simplicity and multiple uses make sense. The advantages of this heater is it can heat the … Read more

Ground Tackle

Anchor Ground Tackle looks at the Equipment that attaches your boat to the anchor. Ground tackle refers to all the parts of an anchor package between the boat and the anchor. If you use only line the ground tackle may be referred to as simply the anchor rhode or line. Anchor Scope and Catenary are important … Read more

Marine Air Conditioning´┐╝

Marine Air Conditioning adequately sized has great advantages. Air conditioning not only cools the boat, but dehumidifies and if you have reverse cycle you can also provide heat in cooler times. Dry boats are not only more comfortable, the onboard systems like it too, and you will be rewarded with less corrosion. If you do … Read more

Vented Loops

Vented loops are to prevent back siphoning from water systems that lead to the outside. You need vented loops (anti-siphon valves) or should have them, as part of an engine exhaust system, or plumbing for bilge pumps, or the marine head. The reason you have them is to stop a siphon or backflow of water in the system. … Read more

Dutchman System

The Dutchman System is one of the best ways to handle your mainsail while hoisting or lowering. To drop the main you feather the mainsail or go head to wind, then ease the main halyard reasonably fast. If you are navigating a crowded harbor, you can let the halyard run and clean up later. This … Read more