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Weather Forecasting - Which Forecast To Use

Weather Forecasting - Which Forecast To Use

Weather forecasting is big business. In April 2021 the UK Met Office splashed A$2.2 billion on buying the UK’s largest supercomputer from Microsoft. Yep $2.2 bn just for weather forecasting. The UK is a world leader in global weather forecasting models. Weather forecasts are vitally ...
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Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

Fortunately most boat buyers and sellers are genuine however there are some unscrupulous people in the world. Please use common sense. Typically the deal seems "too good to be true"! These types of scams occur on the internet as well as ads in newspapers. We wish to uphold Boats Online's reputation ...
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Selling Your Boat? Tips For A Better Ad

Selling Your Boat? Tips For A Better Ad

Sell your boat fast by presenting your boat or boat gear for sale in the best of conditions. The bext way to sell your boat can make the difference between a quick sale and a long on-market time. Below are a few tips you may find worthwhile considering to produce a better boat ad and to get ...
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Insuring Your Boat: Top Tips For Boat Insurance

Insuring Your Boat: Top Tips For Boat Insurance

Let's start by describing the two basic sections of a typical yacht or boat insurance policy: physical damage and liability. The physical damage section covers accidental loss or damage to the boat and its machinery. This not only covers the hull and the boat engine(s), but ...
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Top Tips For Safely Towing A Dinghy

Top Tips For Safely Towing A Dinghy

Discover the secrets to towing your tender without it fishtailing along behind you or sliding precariously along sideways down your ...
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Boat Buying Guide And Encumbrance Check

Boat Buying Guide And Encumbrance Check

When it comes to buying a boat, boat selection is about knowing your own requirements. Determine what you want the new boat to do and in what conditions it will operate, then choose a suitable vessel. Remember that no single vessel will perfectly suit all uses. Therefore you can either buy ...
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Buying A Boat: Choosing The Right Boat

Buying A Boat: Choosing The Right Boat

Fishing, water sports, cruising, sailing or entertaining. Whatever your inclination, Boats Online are sure to have a boat to suit you. However it isn't always easy to know exactly what boat to choose. It's easy to be overwhelmed by the enormous variety of boat types, models, sizes and more. ...
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Why Use A Boat Dealer Or Broker?

Why Use A Boat Dealer Or Broker?

Well established and reputable Boat Brokers (check for the BIA logo) offer an excellent service to the boating public by: Concentrating a selection of boats in one location Setting realistic prices - a boat broker needs to sell listed vessels Providing practical boat buying advice and after ...
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What Is A Nautical Mile? What Is A Knot?

What Is A Nautical Mile? What Is A Knot?

A nautical mile is a unit used in measuring distances at sea, air and space travel.  A nautical mile is 1,852 meters, or 1.852 kilometres. In the English measurement system, a nautical mile is 1.1508 miles, or 6,076 feet. A nautical mile is based on the circumference of ...
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Boating Safety: Check The Weather Forecast

Boating Safety: Check The Weather Forecast

Checking the weather forecast before heading out on your boat is essential to the safety of your crew and yourself. Are warnings current for your boating area?Marine warnings announce potential dangers that can affect your boating activities.   Are there weather conditions affecting ...
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