Press Releases and Articles
Furling systems are no longer just for cruisers: racing boats can now take advantage of reduced workloads without sacrificing sail power.
How to air-condition your boat without needing a generator. Victron Batteries and Inverters, Ampair wind-generators, Solara sun-power panels, Webasto air-conditioners and Balmar Alternators.
The Quattro is a unique energy system for boats. Both shore power and a generator can be connected at the same time without a separate transfer switch.
The International Telecommunications Union has a facility to search for details of registered EPIRBs and the vessels to which they are registered.
Hong Kong's Trade Development Council interviewed Simon Boyde, Technical Director of Storm Force Marine about how he founded the company.
Upgrade your sailing yacht or buy new? Simon Boyde takes you through the options.
Upgrade it is. Major issues: weight and the sail plan. The boat is overweight and over-powered. Here's how we trim it off.
The underwater stuff. Re-aligning a slightly-bent keel, and new, deeper rudder and a new steering system.
The steering is installed and we rip off the lovely, heavy, retro-fitted teak deck.
We lighten the cabin by removing plywood and never-used lockers and sofas and using honey-comb glass fibre boards instead of marine ply. We even install a lighter head.
Electrical - phased installation and replacing end-to-end power cabling with a distributed cabling system and computerised signalling to save even more weight - and cost.
The Telecommunications equipment installed: VHF, MF/HF, AIS, EPIRB, SART, SAT C, NAVTEX and good, old-fashioned RADAR. And if you don't know what this stuff means, read on.
Telecommunications. Cave Canem
is dragged into the 21st Century and plans to install equipment that might actually be useful in an emergency.
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System is a system of terrestrial and satellite communications to enable fast response to distress situations at sea from shore-based resources. Simon Boyde explains why you need this.