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  • Best boat paint: 9 of the best DIY topcoats for fibreglass, wood or metal

    Posted on Thursday November 26, 2020
    Nothing improves the look of a boat quite like a fresh lick of paint. Whether your boat is wooden, steel or GRP, today’s easily applied boat paints can give your boat’s topsides a new lease of life Nothing improves the look of a boat quite like a fresh lick of high-quality boat paint. Whether your boat is …Continue reading » The post Best boat paint: 9 of the best DIY topcoats for fibreglass, wood or metal appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best chartplotter: 6 great options from marine MFDs to tablets

    Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2020
    There are many options to pick from when considering what might be the best chartplotter options or MFDs (Multi Function Display) to put on your boat. This is often made even more complex by the seemingly endless number of functions on offer and a significant amount of jargon, all of which can make selecting the right unit overwhelming. Before we get into which are the best chartplotters or MFDs, it is worth briefly noting the difference between the …Continue reading » The post Best chartplotter: 6 great options from marine MFDs to tablets appeared first on YBW.
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  • We’re hiring! Could you be our next Staff Writer?

    Posted on Monday November 23, 2020
    Do you know your Helly Hansen from your Henri Lloyd? Are you an authority on sailing gear and a marine electronics aficionado? If you are then YBW wants to hear from you.Photo: Yachting Monthly / Graham Snook We’re looking for a skilled and driven digital content producer with a passion for boating kit and a talent for …Continue reading » The post We’re hiring! Could you be our next Staff Writer? appeared first on YBW.
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  • Black Friday boating deals: Our pick of the best discounts available right now

    Posted on Monday November 23, 2020
    Black Friday deals seem to arrive earlier every year and this year Amazon has jumped the gun with discounts on everything from sailing jackets to polarised sunglassesClockwise from top-left: Helly Hansen Men's Pier 2 Boating Trousers - 41% off; Zillerate polarised sailing sunglasses - 36% off; Helly Hansen Men's HP Racing Windproof - 32% off; Helly Hansen 90l Duffel Bag - 47% off. They say the early bird catches the worm and that adage certainly seems to be the case with Black Friday …Continue reading » The post Black Friday boating deals: Our pick of the best discounts available right now appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best sailing hats: Top boating headwear from simple caps to sou’westers and helmets

    Posted on Thursday November 19, 2020
    For many people, going afloat means wearing a hat – and for good reason. David Harding picks out 12 of the best sailing hats available right now What makes a good sailing hat? In the summer as well as a good pair of sailing sunglasses, you need …Continue reading » The post Best sailing hats: Top boating headwear from simple caps to sou’westers and helmets appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best trolling motors: 8 electric outboard alternatives that really pack a punch

    Posted on Monday November 16, 2020
    We pick out 8 of the best trolling motors that have enough electric power to punch an incoming tide without breaking the bank So you’re looking for an electric outboard to whizz your RIB around the harbour. Who wouldn’t want a fancy Torqeedo …Continue reading » The post Best trolling motors: 8 electric outboard alternatives that really pack a punch appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best handheld marine radios: 8 feature-rich VHF options for your boat

    Posted on Thursday November 12, 2020
    Handheld VHF marine radios are getting better every year. We take a look at some of the best handheld marine radios on the market. The significant improvements in a number of areas in recent years have seen handheld marine radios move from merely a …Continue reading » The post Best handheld marine radios: 8 feature-rich VHF options for your boat appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best boat shoes for sailing: From leather moccasins to high-tech deck trainers

    Posted on Tuesday November 10, 2020
    Ask any two sailors about their favourite boat shoes and the answers are likely to vary as widely as the craft they sail. Rupert Holmes takes a look at 10 of the best deck shoes on the market The traditional leather deck shoe has long been the mainstay of most manufacturer’s range of boat shoes. However, trainer style …Continue reading » The post Best boat shoes for sailing: From leather moccasins to high-tech deck trainers appeared first on YBW.
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  • Garmin Instinct review: Is this outdoors watch a suitable boating companion?

    Posted on Monday November 09, 2020
    Roger Hughes tests the Garmin Instinct all-round outdoors wristwatch and explains why it could make a useful boating watch Like most new style multi-functional watches, (which seem to come out every other month), the Garmin Instinct is much larger …Continue reading » The post Garmin Instinct review: Is this outdoors watch a suitable boating companion? appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best sailing sunglasses: 10 practical options for eye protection on the water

    Posted on Wednesday November 04, 2020
    David Harding explains why good quality sunglasses are so important for sailors and picks out 10 pairs that provide a good level of protection Those of us who go afloat expose ourselves to a lot of ultraviolet (UV) radiation – even on cloudy days …Continue reading » The post Best sailing sunglasses: 10 practical options for eye protection on the water appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Night anchor watch in a pirate zone

    Posted on Tuesday November 03, 2020
    We sailed 50 miles towards the pirate zone and straight back into night anchor watches This meant that after several days of freedom in the jungle, Esper‘s crew had the ‘graveyard shift’ from 01:00 till …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Night anchor watch in a pirate zone appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best marine radio: 7 of the latest options on the VHF market

    Posted on Monday November 02, 2020
    No matter what type of sailor you are, no matter what boat you sail, one essential piece of kit is a good marine radio. We take a look at seven of the best. Not only does a marine radio serve as a vital safety tool in case something should go wrong onboard, it …Continue reading » The post Best marine radio: 7 of the latest options on the VHF market appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best sailing watches: 7 options that actually help on your boat

    Posted on Thursday October 29, 2020
    From Garmin to Suunto, Roger Hughes looks at 7 of the best sailing watches available right now...Photo: Garmin With the arrival of another of those significant birthdays, (I’m not telling which one), my wife asked me if I …Continue reading » The post Best sailing watches: 7 options that actually help on your boat appeared first on YBW.
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  • New Icom Standalone MA-510TR Class B AIS Transponder with Colour TFT Display

    Posted on Wednesday October 28, 2020
    The MA-510TR is a new compact, waterproof Class B AIS transponder which will actively notify other vessels of your position as well as displaying real time vessel traffic information This all in one standalone unit combines transponder and display in a smart, compact design featuring an attractive wide-angled colour …Continue reading » The post New Icom Standalone MA-510TR Class B AIS Transponder with Colour TFT Display appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best marine binoculars: 7 of the best pairs for keeping a good lookout on board

    Posted on Tuesday October 27, 2020
    Even with modern navigational electronics that give your position to within a few metres, you’d still be wise to keep a good pair of marine binoculars on board. We pick out 7 of the best options... Whether for identifying a tricky harbour entrance, taking a closer look at an approaching ship or even looking for the …Continue reading » The post Best marine binoculars: 7 of the best pairs for keeping a good lookout on board appeared first on YBW.
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  • Followtheboat: Running aground and sailing defensively in pirate waters

    Posted on Tuesday October 27, 2020
    Saying goodbye to the Kinatabangan River was hard, it was an experience we'll never forget But we had to move on and in this case it meant heading out into the Sulu Sea and the …Continue reading » The post Followtheboat: Running aground and sailing defensively in pirate waters appeared first on YBW.
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  • Jungle sailing: Followtheboat on hitting logs and running aground

    Posted on Tuesday October 20, 2020
    We headed out of the Kinatabangan River towards the pirate zone, hitting submerged logs, dodging debris and navigating shallow water where one boat ran aground But first we had one more night in the tranquil jungle. Before it was time to turn in, we took …Continue reading » The post Jungle sailing: Followtheboat on hitting logs and running aground appeared first on YBW.
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  • Best sailing books: Immerse yourself in one of these 10 sailing novels

    Posted on Tuesday October 20, 2020
    From spy thrillers and historical novels to childhood classics, escape with our pick of the best sailing books. How many have you read?Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images From spy thrillers and historical novels to childhood classics, escape with one of these 10 sailing books. How many have you read? Let us know your recommendations! The post Best sailing books: Immerse yourself in one of these 10 sailing novels appeared first on YBW.
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  • Amazon Prime Day boating deals: Our pick of the best offers

    Posted on Tuesday October 13, 2020
    Amazon Prime Day is here! Here's how to find the best boating deals today Amazon Prime Day Boating Deals 2020 It’s here – Amazon Prime Day takes place across Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th …Continue reading » The post Amazon Prime Day boating deals: Our pick of the best offers appeared first on YBW.
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  • Sailing up river: Followtheboat go in search of elephants and monkeys

    Posted on Tuesday October 13, 2020
    Followtheboat continue their jungle sailing adventure, heading up the Kinabatangan River in search of pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys The Kinabatangan River has rainforest lining its banks, but just behind are vast swathes of palm oil plantations. This means …Continue reading » The post Sailing up river: Followtheboat go in search of elephants and monkeys appeared first on YBW.
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