Monsterski - raising money for the MS Trust

Mike was a helicopter pilot with the RAF. He served his country well, flying missions in the first Gulf War and then the more recent operations in Iraq. A leader of men, an expert in his specialist field, a former British Helicopter Champion, and above all a passionate aviator. But then he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis. Discharged from the RAF on medical grounds he was left without his job, his career, or his vocation - to fly. That would be enough to bring anyone down. But Mike refused to be bowed, and relentlessly pursued the positive. MonsterSki is only one exam...Read More...

Posted by on 18 September 2009 | 7:00 pm

Snuggie - The Blanket with Sleeves

Stay warm from head to toe with the Snuggie Fleece Throw. Made of super-soft, thick, luxurious fleece with oversized loose fitting sleeves, so shoulders,arms and upper body remain protected from the cold but arms and hands are free to use your laptop, TV remote, read a book, talk on the phone, eat a snack. Snuggie Fleece Throw won't slip and slide like a regular blanket and allows complete freedom of movement. As the temperature drops, you can keep your heating bill low and stay warm and comfy with your Snuggie Fleece Blanket. It is...Read More...

Posted by on 24 November 2008 | 6:00 pm

Rocna Anchors launch online anchoring resource

Rocna Anchors has released a comprehensive online collection of information on the topic of anchors, anchoring accessories, and the science of anchoring. The Rocna Knowledge Base at http://www.rocna.com/kbwww.rocna.com/kb is a comprehensive, indexed and searchable digital encyclopaedia covering anchors and anchoring. The new website includes a section specific to anchors, including a collection of Rocna installation case studies, and guidelines for designing and building the ideal bow roller. Analyses of independent test...Read More...

Posted by on 21 November 2008 | 6:00 pm

Eco-friendly mooring system

The moving parts (particularly the heavy chains) of conventional mooring systems can damage or destroy seabeds which serve as vital marine habitats. With no moving parts to come in contact with the seabed floor, the EzyRider Mooring System from Australian manufacturer Global Moorings Pty Ltd has virtually no impact on the marine environment. 'Mooring chain scouring is responsible for the destruction of vast areas of coral reef and seagrass meadows, which nurture fish and other sealife and are critically important in the sustainability of commercial and recreatio...Read More...

Posted by on 12 November 2008 | 6:00 pm

IRC Notice 2009 - Composite rigging

There is currently a rumour circulating that the IRC rating increase for composite standing rigging is going to be removed for 2009. While it is true that the IRC Technical Committee is looking at the rating cost of composite standing rigging, it is unlikely that there will be any change at all. If there is, it will be small. There is certainly no intention for 2009 of removing the rating cost for composite standing rigging. For more information contact the RORC....Read More...

Posted by on 11 November 2008 | 6:00 pm