All Warps And
Bends: Ropes, lines, sheets, cables and knots of all kinds - sailing and
mooring, lashing down, hauling up...
Up: Coatings of all kinds are dealt with on this page - paints,
varnishes, anti-foulings, gelcoats - you name it.
Fixtures : Everything from winches to sails, through anchor chains and
sea-cocks, is covered in this section. We'll look at the old and the new, the
vital and the merely desirable. In this section, you can tell us of your
experiences with equipment and your opinions of it.
Inboard Engines : Marine
diesels, these days, range from old single cylinder workhorses to 12-cylinder
turbo-charged performance diesels, each having it's idiosyncrasies. We'll be
looking at the relative merits of the more popular models as well as sharing
your stories about more unusual ones. If anyone wants to introduce the topic of
marine petrol (or gasoline, as they say in the USA) inboards, we are all
ears...or should that be eyes? We will use this section for the engines which
turn the vessel's propellers and the power generating systems ( gen-sets) too.
Man The Pumps: Freshwater, raw water, pumps are vital organs aboard boats. Tell us about yours. Which pumps last longest, work fastest and most efficiently? What about automatic systems? What sort of pump should you use for each application aboard?
What maintenance is required for optimum performance?
This is the section where tried and trusted pumps can be praised, new pumps can be explained - all things related,
too - impellers etc.
: Again, the range of models available today is mind-boggling. We'll look at
all kinds, the old and the new, the simple and the-state-of-the-art.
Sail Area: Traditional
and modern materials and cuts - sail plans, innovations - you name it!
Stick With Us: Adhesives
of every kind belong on this page - on tapes, in tubes, pots and cans - tell us
what works best for you and where it can be found. Anybody out there still
making his/her own adhesive mixtures?