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REVIEWS

Icom IC-M35We review the Icom IC-M35 handheld.  Read the full review here.

GMDSS A User's Handbook

By Denise Bréhaut

GMDSS A user's handbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its geographical position. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.

 

SAFASAIL CAP

SafaSail HatThe SafaSail Hard Hat looks just like a sailing cap, but will help protect you if you get a bang to the head.  See our review here

Letters

Letters: Weld issues in Vendee Globe

Reproduced from Scuttlebut Europe

From Kenny Robertson AMIMechE: With all the talk about failing keels recently, I remember my reaction mid summer this year, when Yachting life had pictures of a fabricated canting keel being manufactured. Absolute shock. Whoever designs these things needs to dig out BS 7608 or other related standards such as PD5500 Annex C [pressure vessels - my thing] for advice on faigue resistant design and fabrication.

Read more: Letters: Weld issues in Vendee Globe

Letters: Thank you Cathy Brown

Reproduced from Scuttlebut Europe

From Eero Lehtinen: Thank you Cathy Brown for pushing the alarm button what comes to the unacceptable ocean racing carnage recently produced by Vendee Globe, Volvo Ocean Race and Portimao Global Race.

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Teki Dalton replies to Editorial

From Teki Dalton

In your editorial you talk about EPIRB’s; one of the most valuable sea safety devices we have available to us. However, the personal locator beacon (PLB) you show has, with all PLB’s, limitations for marine use. These were originally designed for hikers, bushwalkers etc and the ACR model you show does not float. In Australia PLB’s are not a substitute for the Class 1 or Class 2 EPIRBS.

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