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Mooring basics: types of boat moorings and anchors
Want to brush up on your mooring knowledge before setting sail? Welcome aboard! In this article we will share with you all there is to know about boat moorings and anchors.    So, what is a mooring? A mooring can be loosely defined as a permanent structure to which a vessel can be tied. Although there may be different types of mooring, they each have four aspects in common:   Ground works. A sinker (substantial weight) or ground chain that is embedded into the river or seabed and to which a chain can be attached.  Riser chain. The chain attached to the ground works- these
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Grosvenor Yachts appointed as Gulf Craft dealer for the UK and Ireland
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s premier shipyards, has strengthened its global dealer network with the appointment of Grosvenor Yachts as the exclusive dealer for the United Kingdom and Ireland.   Grosvenor Yachts will showcase Gulf Craft’s diverse brand portfolio including its flagship Majesty superyachts, Nomad explorer yachts and Oryx sports yachts and open cruisers to customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.    Talal Nasralla, CEO of Gulf Craft, said,   “The United Kingdom and Ireland is one of our important growth markets with an already strong demand for our boats and yachts as well as clients who appreciate the value that we deliver through
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Buying a cheap GRP Canal River Boat
I would over a period like to encourage everyone to consider buying and owning a boat, however cheap or small from a simple kayak to well, the sky's the limit with boats is it not? But sadly, today it seems we have moved away from starting small.   Years ago, everyone got in to Inland canal and river boating by buying something cheap and cheerful that then if they liked boating, this could be sold on in a short time with maybe a little profit if work had been done. The boat improving over time and in-turn they could move on to
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Boat Test: Flynt 956 Nova
Dutch boat builders are ambitious, many are skilled, but very few manage to launch an eye-catching modern sports boat that is fast. Robert-Jan Sanders sold sport boats abroad for many years, but he thought it was time for something completely different. The eye-catching result is the Flynt 956 Nova. He is rightly proud of it.   The big picture is essential when building a boat. If you make the wrong choices, they will affect all the details. It is not for nothing that the British say: "The devil is in the details." We say: "You can recognise the master in the broad
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