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How to Tie a Bowline December 1, 2020 - KNOW IT WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED! Whether you are a mountaineer, boatie or 4WD enthusiast, the Bowline is the best thing you can put on the end of a rope. It has tremendous holding power and will not unravel. The sketches here show you how to make one. Practice until you can do it in […]
Navigation Lights December 1, 2020 - A GUIDE TO NAVIGATION LIGHTS • All Round White Light: A white light showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 360°. • Masthead Light: A white light placed over the fore and aft centreline of a vessel, showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 225° and fixed […]
CREWFIT® 165 SPORT PFD December 1, 2020 - CREWFIT® 165 SPORT PFD The Crewfit® 165 Sport is just one of a terrific range of PFD’s from Crewsaver® who are recognised as a world leading designer and manufacturer of lifejackets and sailing equipment. Expert designers work closely with experienced lifeboat crews and elite racers to refine every aspect of the lifejackets’ design and construction, […]
Measuring Your Boat December 1, 2020 - HOW TO MEASURE YOUR BOAT FOR A BIMINI TOP All that is necessary to determine which size top to order is choosing the length, height and width that best accommodate your boat and your requirements. The height and length determines how much shade your Bimini top will provide. Consider the coverage area when the top […]
Get Rovin for your Outdoor Adventure December 1, 2020 - There’s nothing like the feeling of heading down the coast for the weekend, your favourite tunes playing and a warm sea breeze drifting in through the car window. You’ve got that secret spot in mind, hidden in the forest just metres from where the waves are breaking. Together with your closest mates, you’ll light a […]
Bearing Replacement – Read This if You’re Changing Your Own October 1, 2020 - BEARING REPLACEMENT READ THIS IF YOU’RE CHANGING YOUR OWN… Firstly, when replacing bearings, replace the whole lot, not just the obvious crook bearing or seal. Do both sides as well, even though only one side might be noisy. Before tightening off the axle nut, make certain that you cover the whole assembly with good quality […]
Selecting a Solar Panel for Your Boat or Van October 1, 2020 - SELECTING A SOLAR PANEL FOR YOUR BOAT OR VAN Some of these things are pretty negative, so we risk talking you out of solar. There are, however, some very positive aspects as well. Firstly, you MUST understand that solar panel arrays are pretty inefficient. Almost all of them are made from Silicon. At best, a […]
What You Need To Know About Inverters October 1, 2020 - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INVERTERS Firstly, What Is An Inverter? An inverter is a device that converts low voltage DC to higher voltage AC. Generally this means converting 12VDC or 24VDC to 240VAC. It was done mechanically in the old days but these days it’s all electronic. How Do They Do It? Inverters […]
What is the Best Buy in a Battery Charger? Summary of Battery Charger Types October 1, 2020 - WHAT IS THE BEST BUY IN A BATTERY CHARGER? SUMMARY OF BATTERY CHARGER TYPES This is a very difficult question but a summary of the class of products available might help seek an answer. It is also hard to make a bad decision with a battery charger these days as all RTM battery chargers are […]
Fire Extinguishers 101 August 11, 2020 - The most common type of fire extinguisher you will encounter is called a Dry Chemical A:B:E 1.0 kg unit. If ever you have to use it you can be confident that it is safe with electrical, flammable liquid, paper or wood fires.