General Boating Articles

Boat Safety 101

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For our US friends, we have an article on boating safety on their side of the pond. Boating is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature. Just like with cruising on the highway, cruising on the water also has its share of dangers and rules […]

A Guide to Boat Anchors

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Currently, the popular anchors used for small boats fall under three categories – traditional, mooring and lightweight anchors. Within these three categories are various other anchors, and the right choice for your boat depends on a variety of factors. There are a few things that you need to look for when you decide to buy […]

Welcome to SeekBoats.com

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Thanks for visiting SeekBoats.com - we have recently re-launched this site following the merger of two old sites with the hope that we can build a really useful resource on the web for all things boaty! At present, there are two main features to this site with many more to come… Our Boats For Sale […]

Preview of the London Boat Show 2013

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Preview of the London Boat Show If you are into boats then you really shouldn’t miss the London Boat Show, which runs until the 22nd of January. Whether you are looking for a new boat or want to see the latest boating equipment, it’s all there at the Boat Show. The show is not just […]

First Aid at Sea: Essential Equipment

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Whenever you go to sea you should be prepared to deal with at least some medical emergencies other than sea sickness. A well stocked first aid box or bag should be an essential part of the equipment on any vessel. Anti-histamines, a collection of pain killers (find out if the person has allergies to aspirin […]

Winter Boat Care Tips

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If you own a boat, you will need to take care of it and perform any necessary maintenance whatever the time of year. Boats tend to be used a lot less during the winter time, at least for pleasure, and this is a good time to take care of jobs that you haven’t got around […]

Christmas Boating Gift Ideas

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If you have someone in your life who enjoys nothing more than messing about on their boat or taking it out to sea for a trip, then you may want to consider boating gifts this Christmas. You will find that there are things to suit most budgets, including DVDs and books. Whether its clothing, tackle […]

Maritime Flag Etiquette

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When most of us think about boats and flags, we might well be forgiven if the first thing that comes to mind is the pirate skull and cross bones – nothing at all to do with modern day boating and water sports. Flags on boats have been used throughout history and the etiquette relates to […]

Careers in the Marine Industry

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The British Marine Industry and especially the leisure marine industry offer a huge range of training opportunities, apprenticeships and careers. If you want to sail the world then you might choose to search for careers through the Maritime Industry Foundation. The Maritime Industry Federation For careers in the cruise or shipping industries the British Maritime […]

GPS Systems Work at Sea

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GPS or global positioning systems were originally developed by the US military and primarily for military use in the nineteen seventies. These days there are different types of GPS systems, including the navigator in your car. A global positioning system is a primarily a navigation system that shows you where you are on earth, in […]

A general guide to basic boat maintenance

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Boat maintenance is crucial to any leisure craft. Whether that’s checking the engine, going over any maintenance issue or taking care of the controls, regular cleanup and repairs is something anybody who owns a craft has to do. But when you buy one, you don’t necessarily become an expert on how to take care of […]