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Raymarine Cyclone

18th October 2022|BOAT TESTS|

Fast, sharp and intuitive to use, Cyclone stretches your horizon. Greg Copp considers whether Raymarine’s new Cyclone radar is likely to go down a storm … The 4ft array will likely be the best option for most middleweight boats. Situational awareness is often what weighs the most on any skipper’s mind. It exists at all levels, from day-boating on a clear day to crossing the Channel on a dark night. New advances in technology have made this easier – most recently Raymarine’s new Cyclone radar. Thanks to a collaboration between Raymarine and Will Parkinson with his Raymarine-equipped

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Cox 300HP V8 Diesel Outboard

18th December 2021|ENGINE TESTS|

HMS gets the opportunity to undertake the very first test here in the UK of the much-anticipated Cox diesel outboard technology. The twin 300hp installation, rigged to an Axopar 37 XC, certainly reveals some striking data, but what’s the true thinking behind the engine’s 160-million-pound research and development programme?  We find out … With a sleek elegant design these outboards look as classy as any petrol alternative. Above. Twin 300hp Diesel setup on the Axopar 37 Cross Cabin (XC) test boat. Here in the UK, HM Government have stated that their policy is to ban the use

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Scanstrut 10W Cove

3rd October 2022|EQUIPMENT|

The mini glovebox that provides 10W of waterproof wireless charging power …    For those that need it, a conventional cradle is available. On-board wireless phone charging has taken a big leap forward with Scanstrut’s latest chargers, the Cove 10W and Cove 10W LED. Running from a DC power supply of between 10 and 30 V, the Cove can get your phone back on full charge 60% faster than the current generation of wireless phone chargers. This IPX6 waterproof Qi-certified wireless charging range enables wireless charging in an outdoor environment. Designed from the ground up, this is

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Ports of Call – Lindisfarne

1st November 2022|LOCATIONS|

Alex Whittaker guides us on a visit to the most mystical and alluring of all the Farne Islands … Weathered wooden refuge on the causeway. Sacred Lindisfarne is famous for its superb position on the rugged Northumberland coast. It lies in a wonderfully romantic setting, with wide Northumberland skies, deserted strands and rocky coves. It is surrounded by strong tides, submerged reefs and rocks awash. Lindisfarne is often referred to locally as ‘Holy Island’. It is one of the Farne Islands, of which there are 15–20, depending on the state of the tide. These islands all lie

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The Rocky Road To Paradise

26th October 2022|FEATURES|

The notion of towing your boat to a Mediterranean island may seem a contradiction in terms, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, as PBR’s sports boating adventurer Alex Whittaker recounts. Cala Mitjana is small but perfectly formed. The idea came to me in the winter – one wet Wednesday night, in fact. Here was the deal: instead of towing our boat to Scotland or the Lakes for the summer holidays, why not tow her overland to Mallorca? We had towed our previous boat to the French Med, south of Perpignan, so what about towing our

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