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  1. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    For my A-level Engineering project I am addressing the problems in sailing that could be addressed through the use of smart design. Any responses would be amazing!
  2. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Savusavu-Fiji, is a small isolated town, with a few shops and restaurants, small harbor and beach. When busy, visitors who are also liveaboards, anchor in the harbor. The beach is free to leave your dinghy; but, should you? As expensive as commercial dinghys are, I certainly wouldn't...
  3. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    I'm not setup right now to take advantage of this even if I had a SO but I believe that "luck" is found at the intersection of preparedness and opportunity. So in the spirit of preparing to get lucky, I thought, with your help, I would do a thought experiment to work on the preparedness part...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    I recently bought a slightly used (told there were about 10 hours on it) tohatsu 4-stroke 6hp outboard motor to use with a mercury inflatable dinghy. I took it out for the first time this weekend and it ran great on its first trip. When I took it out again the next day, it seemed to be working...
  5. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    I want to buy a used sailboat, but she's been in the water(freshwater) for 10 yrs. I don't think she's been out of the water during that time. I will double check with the owner to see if she's been taken out for maintenance, etc. What are possible problems that I should be concerned about? (The...
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