The freshwater system

Last issue we covered the installation of the toilet and holding tank, also known as the black water system. The final plumbing project is…

The back end

Any boat that is going to be used for extended trips will need a toilet of some sort.

Getting into hot water

A few months ago, I wrote about the design and installation of a new galley layout for my boat Divecat. During that process I installed a…

Drumming up an anchor

Every boat, regardless of its size or purpose, should be equipped with a reliable anchoring system. This ensures safety and stability when…

Galley design & construction – Designing a galley: Sink, hob and hot water supply

One of the benefits of being a part-time boat reviewer is that from time to time I get to experience other people’s boats, and I get to see…

Marine Refrigeration: Chill out

Almost every type of boat-use story has some requirement for keeping stuff cool.

Seeing clearly – Part II

Last month we replaced the front windows of Divecat, using extruded aluminium window frames and the original toughened glass windowpanes…

Seeing clearly

The design of recreational boat windows has evolved over the years, as have the materials used.

Steering in the right direction

Now that we have fitted the two replacement outboards to Divecat, together with their Vibrastop anti-vibration system, the next item on the…

Sticking it to aluminium

Epoxy and aluminium are not usually good bedfellows. Enter Belzona with its range of specialist products. Even stripped threads can be…

No more bad vibes

One of the advantages of an aluminium boat is the rigidity of the hull. While there may be a small amount of flex, depending on the design,…

Getting hot under the collar

An overheating boat engine can have many causes, but one of the first things to check is the health of the heat exchanger.