Allowing your electronic charts and other software to become out of date is dangerous, but updating can be something of a minefield. Toby Heppell looks at the options...

Ultra anchor on a bow of a Sadler 29

Anchor design is always evolving and Ultra Marine claims its new design is the best yet. Theo Stocker tested the 12kg model, with the Ultra Flip Swivel, on his Sadler

People learning to use a liferaft in a swimming pool ahead of the 2018 ARC

It is easy to buy the cheapest liferaft and then forget about it, but do you know how to use it and what's actually inside? Theo Stoker met Survitec's Matthew…

Thermal imaging camera - FLIR One

Thermal-imaging cameras were once the preserve of the military. Now you can get one that clips to your phone

bosun's chairs tested

Dangling many metres above the deck isn’t the time to find out that your bosun’s chair cuts off the blood supply to your legs. However, most of our mast-climbing devices…

mast climbing kits on test

 It must have been a wise man who once said that: ‘A fear of heights is illogical. A fear of falling, on the other hand, is prudent and evolutionary.’ Perhaps…