A boat with an inboard engine typically has a cooling system consisting of two separate water circuits, each with their own weak points.
The engine has a freshwater circuit which is broadly analogous to a cars cooling system. A water and antifreeze mix is circulated around the engine to carry away excess heat. The difference between car and boat is that a car has a radiator cooled by air and a boat has a heat exchanger cooled by seawater or ‘raw water’.
Heat exchangers are made of similar materials to older style car radiators; brass, copper and solder. Modern cars have radiators ...
We take a look back at some of the RYA highlights of 2016…
At the London Boat Show recreational sailor Angus Watson was awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year Award for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills when passing his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam.
Amateur round the world yachtsman Angus was presented with the prestigious trophy, donated by the Royal Institute of Navigation, by the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
The third edition of the RYA Safety Advisory Notice was also issued at the show, offering a simple digest of critical safety issues.