THE EXPERTISE PAGE is about boat-building and re-fitting projects, installations and
repairs, but first let us introduce you to the other pages in the Expertise
Education is about specialist craftsmanship courses and
institutions; in All
Kitted Out, we invite you to tell us about kits and plans for boat-builders and would-be boat
We look at courses and schools devoted to boat design and building in Designs
on You and, in conjunction with the Computer Section, we hope to feature
software designed for the purpose too.
Out is about refrigeration - 12v; 24v; 110v; 230v and gas-powered.
Air-cooled or kept cold with water-cooling. What insulation materials work most
efficiently, is deep-freezing viable on ocean passages and other chilling
includes Down The Wire
which focuses on boat wiring, generators, alternators and battery banks Electronic
Wizardry on radar, GPS, VHF, SSB, auto-pilot 'brain-boxes' and all the new
toys; there's Watt Wisdom
about energy sources and power management, including Going
With The Wind our wind generator page and Soaking Up The Rays,
which is about solar panels.
Rigs is about lash-ups and the mother of invention. Those temporary
repairs that get us out of a tight spot...Share your jury rig stories, see what solutions people have thought of to tricky situations. How long has your 'temporary' jury rig been in place?
Aboard covers fresh and salt water plumbing, from the tank end of the
equation to the pesky problem of blocked heads, via stainless steel hose clamps
with moving parts which are anything but...
covers product reviews; what's new, or tried and true; previews of items
due to come onto the market and comparisons. Our equipment surveys will enable
you to participate in an information-gathering exercise that is unbiased and
independent and to see the results of those surveys.
Survey is about production boats, not necessarily the latest models, which
are already covered pretty intensively in other publications, but any boat which
enjoys a following. We will be glad to cover clubs and associations, help form
owner's groups and generally create opportunities for like-minded boat-owners to
exchange information, ideas and stories.
Production boat builders may like to exchange ideas with owners, who can compare and discuss features of their yachts, desired improvements and performance notes.
Got a major, or a minor but tricky job to handle on your boat? Wondering how to get it right first time and as economically as
Tell us where and when you plan to tackle the job, what the job itself is and what constraints should be taken into
account. We'll put as many projects as we can to the readership and see what suggestions can be offered to help
you, and others facing the same task.
If you feel photographs might be helpful, send them with your letter and we'll
Even if you're planning to get someone else to do the job and would just like to know the best way to do it so that you can appraise the proposals of those who want to do the work for
you, talk to
other readers through our expertise pages.
If you've just solved a thorny problem and are rather pleased with the way it turned out, tell us about it and let us offer other readers the opportunity to learn from your
success. Equally, if you've had a bit of a disaster and are willing to tell all, you may save some other poor soul from going through the
If you'd like to know about books on the subject, or share your
knowledge of books on relevant topics, you may like to visit the Marine
Bookshelves in our Library section.