Lifebuoy lights on test...
Lifebuoy lights on test
If you lost someone overboard, could you find them in the dark? The YM team take a selection of lifebuoy lights and put them to the test on a black night in the Solent
In part two of Sail Trim, Yachtmaster Instructor Simon Jinks looks at getting the best out of your mainsail
Bristol Channel bypass ? in part three of his trip up the western seaboard of Britain, Ken Endean heads out from Padstow, Cornwall, in his Sabre 27 and makes landfall in Dale, South Wales
DESTINATIONS Morlaix ? FREE chart
The Morlaix estuary is the widest and grandest of the North Brittany river approaches. Peter Cumberlidge sails to where two rivers meet the sea ? and fetches up at the bustling town of Morlaix, famous for its timbered buildings dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries
Which chart software?
The YM team tests the latest range of electronic chart software ? raster or vector, which is best for you?
Does he take sugar?
On his third cross-Channel venture in Summerlove, his 30ft Jaguar, Fred Lockey and wife Jaquie meet a mystery skipper in Treguier River, Britanny, aboard a 34-footer with a blonde ?travelling companion??
Running out of food?
What do you do when, nine days into an ocean crossing, you realise you don?t have enough aboard for the crew? Patricia Perkins reports on a slow passage from
Bermuda to the Azores
Feeling different? Feeling?s innovative new 44-foot flagship (above) features striking looks, a central navigation station and the option of twin rudders and lifting keel. James Jermain finds out what else she has to offer
A new 30 footer for under £18,000? She weighs just 800kg, and 550kg of that is ballast! Mike Kopman steps aboard this racy-looking daysailer, which is capturing the hearts of gentlemanly boaters
Do copper bottoms come out tops?
Mike Kopman examines the antifouling alternative to paint: copper-rich coatings, including a novel system to cover your hull in copper foil
- Bolts from the blue
Foregoing expensive x-rays, Dick Durham replaced the keel bolts on his 30ft wood sloop Powder Monkey and was shocked by what he found. Do you know what?s holding your keel on?
A touch of glass
Crazed hatches and portlights driving you crazy? Simon Jinks sees the light again after replacing the glass on his second-hand boat, and discovers just how easy it is.
Food for thought
Every spring, Miranda Delmar Morgan returns the boat?s food stores back to their rightful place. Some tins have gone a bit rusty and the expiry dates are turned outboard. But what do the crew say?
- PLUS all your favourites: This Cruising Life, with Libby Purves; The Confessional and the A-Z of secondhand yachts