What to see in Malta?

What to see in Malta?   Malta, being an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, offers plenty of beautiful and fascinating sights to explore by the sea. Here are some of the must-see attractions and activities to experience in Malta: Blue Lagoon (Comino Island): A stunning turquoise bay with crystal-clear waters, the Blue Lagoon is…

How do I protect the gelcoat of my boat?

How do I protect the gelcoat of my boat?   Protecting your yacht’s gelcoat from fender friction is important to prevent unsightly scratches and damage. Here are some hints you can take to minimize the risk:   Select the right fenders Use fenders specifically designed for yachts with a smooth and non-abrasive surface. Look for…

How many fenders do I need?

How many fenders do I need?   It’s important to consider factors such as the size, weight, and docking conditions of your boat when choosing fenders. It’s advisable to consult with experienced professionals, including yacht builders, captains, or marine suppliers, who can provide further guidance based on your specific needs.   Studying the number and…

The ideal pressure for a dinghy

The ideal pressure for a dinghy   We recently spoke about why my dinghy deflates by itself so thanks for some of our reader today we’ll face another important lesson: what pressure to keep on a dinghy?   First important thing to understand is that dinghies AT SEA are different to TENDER ONBOARD or rhibs ON…

Why my dinghy deflates by itself?

Why my dinghy deflates by itself?   Maybe you noticed that even in full summer at night the air pressure in your dinghy goes lower. But WHY?! It is called CHARLE’S LAW (or law of volumes). Jacques Charles has studied this phenomena back in late 1700 and noticed a direct relation between temperature and gas…

Engine stop, what to do?

Why my engine doesn’t start?   One of most struggling moments in boating is when you are out at sea and you cannot turn the engine on anymore. Frustration after trying and trying grows and we all somehow panicked… But what happens? Why the outboard suddenly stops? And why doesn’t turn on anymore? Here you…

NMEA2000: which are the advantages?

NMEA2000: which are the advantages?   NMEA2000 is a communication protocol used in the marine environment characterised by an open architecture. Precisely this peculiarity guarantees complete and fast interoperability between engines, sensors and instruments as never before possible. We are not talking, therefore, of a company or a product, but of a solution that serves…

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Tube diameter: better big or small?

Tube diameter: better big or small?   The diameter of the tubes is generally functional to the size of the boat. If the dinghy has a tubular section that is too small it becomes a boat, while if it is too large it becomes a balloon. The dimensional range usually fluctuates from a minimum of…

OUTBOARD or STERNDRIVE?

Better an OUTBOARD or a STERNDRIVE?   This post is done thanks to a client who has been for different reasons trying to put a small inboard 2 strokes diesel as old as Jesus on a dinghy… Noel this is for you 😉 Let’s begin in saying that this is a question which remains for…