Folding tenders

Better than an inflatable? Duncan Kent took the Fliptail folding tender to the beach to test it as yacht tender

foldingtenders seahopper

Better than an inflatable? Duncan Kent took the Seahopper folding tender to the beach to test it as a yacht tender

Unsinkable

It’s every sailor’s nightmare: holed and taking on water. For Chris Beeson, the unsinkable Etap turned this sinking feeling into an unusual spa session

Prop lock spin

To reduce drag when you’re sailing: should you lock yourt prop, or let it spin? Emrhys Barrell’s conclusive test settles this long-running debate, once and for all

Checks after grounding

Most of us have run aground at some point. Surveyor Ben Sutcliffe-Davies advises on what signs of damage to look for, and other check after grounding a yacht

Jury Steering

How would you get back to safety if your rudder was carried away? Chris Beeson tests three jury steering techniques on the water

Propeller rope cutter test

At best, a rope around the propeller is inconvenient. At worst, it’s deadly. Emrhys Barrell tests seven rope cutters to find out if they cut it

Which is the best folding or feathering prop for your boat? Emrhys Barrell compares 15 propellers for speed, thrust, drag, stopping speed and propwalk