Tag Archives: safety

New Products

New Products All At Sea

LED NAVIGATION LAMPS PROVIDE SUPERIOR MARINE SAFETY Offering ultra-low power consumption and a maintenance-free design, NaviLED PRO Series LED navigation lights from Hella marine provide bright and reliable illumination. With no bulbs to burn out or filaments to snap in rough seas, …

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New Radar Technology

New radar technology : Raymarine radar display. Photo: Glenn Hayes

Boaters have been able to enjoy all kinds of technological advancements in the past few years and some of the most obvious have been in marine electronics. Chart plotters have become faster and more accurate with far better charts then …

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Slowing Devices: Cheapo Drogues for Cheapo Sailors

Slowing devices : The modified drogue and the experimental Flat Fat Drogue undergoing tests in the swimming pool

Very few Caribbean vessels sport the type of offshore safety gear that is common aboard an Indian Ocean cruising vessel. Just in terms of commercial drogues (slowing devices) we carry a Shark, Burke Sea Brake, Gale Rider, and a Paratech …

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Yacht Safety: Oxygen Deprivation Corrosion

yacht safety: Oxygen deprivation corrosion:The propeller shaft inside the tube, where you can’t see it, is prone to crevice corrosion. Photo: OceanMedia

Recently a senior pilot for US Airways told me that on commercial airplanes all operational hours are meticulously logged, and how regulations dictate that essential mechanical and electronic parts are replaced after a certain number of hours regardless of whether …

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Sailcloth … Art and Science

Sailcloth...Art and Science

The use of sails is as old as history itself. Maybe the modern era was born with the yacht America in 1851. She sailed to Cowes and unlike her fellow competitors had not only chosen cotton for her sails but …

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Regatta Preview: April to November 2016

Regatta Preview: Les Voiles St. Barth

There are one or more major Caribbean regattas nearly every month of the year. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening from April to November.   April 11th – 16th Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Celebrity sailors and sailboats, including America’s Cup …

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Casting Off With Kids

Boat Cruising with kids.

Since we made the decision to build a boat and cruise long before we considered parenthood, our son was born into a world of life jackets and safety lines. As we readied the boat for the first ocean passage, friends …

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