Graham Snook

Technical Editor

Cruisers like a gadget with more than one function so this will appeal. It’s a stainless steel ring with lead ballast. Slide the chain through the aperture and it can…

Try as they might, sometimes lines are positioned where they can wear coamings. These carbon, Kevlar and now transparent polyurethane hard-wearing pads sticks onto your coaming or any other vulnerable…

OK so not exactly new but still flying under the radar in marine circles. If your last sail of the season involved peering through a stained, slightly translucent sprayhood window,…

The Sonar Server is a wireless gateway for transferring your yacht’s NMEA data (both 0183 and 2000) to a smartphone or tablet. This data, speed depth wind speed and angle…

Smartphones and tablets are great until they come into contact with the water, so wouldn’t it be great if they could be kept safely below and you could still have…

At just 5.6cm high, this low profile bilge pump has been designed for use in tight spaces. The discharge pipe can be swivelled 180 degrees from one side to the…

The Nub is essentially a lower friction (17% less apparently), lighter (at 16g), stronger (4.5 ton breaking load) friction ring, in plastic instead of alloy. ‘Racing,’ you say. And you’d…

Why Lady’s Hook? It’s usually the gent hogging the wheel leaving his long-suffering lady to do all the mooring athletics. This device, a 0.5kg, 90cm length of stainless steel with…

A great idea to keep on board for emergencies. These clever composite repair packs from Dr Sails can be used to repair carbon or fibreglass, there is even a pack…

The Aurora Sky-lite red distress flare can propel two red stars up to 60m by hand held launcher. It’s ideal for smaller boats and is small enough to throw in…