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Sinking? 10 ways to fix a hole in the hull at sea
Sep 2011 p32-40  (8.00 pages)
Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: YM team
Description: Yachting Monthly Crash Test boat
You've hit something and you're holed. What do you do next? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew smash a hole in the hull to test 10 ways of saving a sinking yacht.
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How to make a jury rig that will get you home
Aug 2011 p36-43  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Yachting Monthly Crash Test boat
After last months dismasting, Chis and the Crash Test crew explore how to use the remaining wreckage to sail back safely. Making a jury rig and testing it - What we learned.
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Filming the Crash Test dramas
Jan 2012 p71  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Steve Adams
Description: Yachting Monthly Crash Test Boat
Steve recalls the challenges of filming fire, capsize, explosion and sinking in the Crash Test Boat series.
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DISMASTED! - What happens and which tools work best
Sum 2011 p32-40  (9.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Product tests / Sails, rigs & rigging / Seamanship & safety
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Yachting Monthly Crash Test boat
What do you do when your sailing world crashes round your ears? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew created a 'controlled' dismasting in a gale and put eight rig-cutting tools to the test.
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52 lessons learned from 8 disasters
Jan 2012 p68-69  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Yachting Monthly Crash Test Boat
Chris shares some trouble-shooting lessons learned after a series of controlled disasters on the Crash Test Boat. Pt1 Grounding. Pt2 Capsize. Pt3 Dismasting. Pt4 Jury Rig. Pt5 Sinking. Pt6 Seacocks and Through-hulls. Pt7 Fire. Pt8 Explosion.
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Explosion!
Dec 2011 p36-43  (8.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Crash test team
Description: Yachting Monthly Crash Test Boat
How our boat became a floating time bomb. Gas safety checklist. How we blew-up the Crash Test Boat. What you can learn from others' mistakes. What to do if you smell gas. Checks to make on a regular basis.
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What to do when you run aground
Jun 2011 p22-29  (8.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Crash Test Boat
Chris and the Crash Boat crew tested every possible method of getting off the putty to find out what worked and what didn't so if it happens to you, you'll know just what to do.
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Major leaks!
Oct 2011 p88-94  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Yachting Monthly Crash Test boat
About to leave your boat, you remove the log impeller, the whole fitting comes away and water gushes in - what to do next. Products: Softwood bung, Forespar TruPlug, Stay Afloat. Improvised solutions: Towel, carrot, potato.
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Taking water
Apr 1997 p65  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Sinking what to look for. Part - 2
Reducing the flow, plugging the hole, repairing fittings, changing direction and keeping safe.
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A yachtsman's good samaritan
Mar 2011 p88-89  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Jason Sutton
Description: DIY hull hole repair
When rookie sailor Jason fetched up at Falmouth to collect his cat he was shocked to fine her holed. Then a kind stranger stepped in to help...
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Dehler 35SQ V Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379
May 2013 p95-100  (6.00 pages)
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Author: Chris Beeson
Description: New boat test - The Uk's most comprehensive yacht tests
With a hypothetical 135k burning a hole in his pocket, Chris tests two similarly priced yachts - which offers the best compromise of performance and comfort.
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How to deal with disasters
May 2011 p88-91  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Description: Yachting Monthly - Crash Test Boat
Worse things happen at sea, they say. Good seamanship relies on many skills - not least navigation, boat handling, an understanding of the weather and the ability to deal with emergencies.
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Help! U R sinking : (
Nov 2005 p78-80  (3.00 pages)
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Description: Group test
Marine alarms: Blueray Secure Boat, Bridgetek, Harbourcall, Harbourmaster, Voicealarm, Watchmonitor, Yacht Watch (keywords: boat security)
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'How a coke bottle saved my yacht'
Aug 2011 p46-48  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Julio Sanjuan
Description: Learning curve
'We discovered the leak - a seacock under the engine, inaccessible. I decided to dive under the hull. The seacock's outer hull flange fitting had fallen into the deep blue! We filled the hole perfectly with a Coca-Cola bottle cap and mastic!'
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Beneteau First 35
Apr 2010 p84-89  (6.00 pages)
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Author: Chris Beeson
Description: 100-point boat test - the UK's most comprehensive yacht tests - 24 hour boat test
Is it possible to combine smouldering looks, starling pace and cruising comfort without compromise? Chris Beeson finds out in France
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Meet the wrecking crew
May 2011 p3  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Leader
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: View from the helm
Robert Holbrook, managing director of Admiral Boat Insurance hands over a 35,000 yacht to our newly launched Crash Test Boat team.
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Dehler 45
Feb 2011 p94-97  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / New boats
Author: Chris Beeson
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The second new launch since Dehler's rebirth as a Hanse brand. In many ways she's the last real Dehler. We look at performance, living below, design & construction, sail plan, deck layout and under power.
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Fire! How to fight it and how to prevent it
Nov 2011 p30-37  (8.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: YM Crash Test Boat
Galley fire, pan fire, toast fire, engine fire, effects of smoke, firefighting, prevention. What we learned. Which extinguisher do I need?
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The final Big Bang test
Dec 2011 p3  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Paul Gelder
Description: View from the helm
Making arrangements for the climax to our Crash Test Boat series was the strangest assignment I've ever undertaken
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Didn't he do well!
Nov 2011 p55  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Tony Peereboom
Description: Practical Project
To save the awkward job lifting his outboard motor on and off a transom bracket, Tony cut a hole in his hull and built himself a cockpit well.
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Mooring aids tried & tested
Mar 2013 p80  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Gear tests
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Chris gets to grips with two new stress-free ways of securing your boat.
The Swi-Tec range, mooring and retrieval hook. These were omitted from our mooring aids test in August 2011.
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Taking water
Mar 1997 p77  (1.00 pages)
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Description: Hands On - Sinking what to look for. Part - 1
Don't panic - follow our search checklist.
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She scrubs up nicely! - BoatScrubber hull-cleaning system
Apr 2005 p66-67  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Product tests
Author: Neale Byart
Description: Investigation: BoatScrubber hull-cleaning system
A new antifouling and hull-scrubbing scheme claims to be effective, time-saving and environmentally friendly, whicle saving you money as a bonus. Is it all too good to be true?
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The kit that saved a boat
Mar 2013 p86-89  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Gear & equipment / Practical, maintenance & repair / Profile / Seamanship & safety
Author: Elaine Bunting
Description: Cruising - special report, lifesaving armoury
A few simple items of gear rescued and repaired a boat holed and sinking on a remote Pacific island. The repair was so effective the crew were able to sail 850 miles to the nearest haul-out. Elaine was astounded by the 500 kit that saved the day.
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Najad 410
Sum 2010 p84-89  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / New boats
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: New boats - 100-point boat test - the UK's most comprehensive yacht tests - 24 hour boat test
After recent upheavals, Najad has found stability again. Does the new 410 reflect the return to brand heritage? Chris Beeson finds out
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Sunbeam 36.1
Mar 2013 p76-79  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Chris Beeson
Description: New boat test - The Uk's most comprehensive yacht tests
Looking for something different, Chris took a whistle-stop tour of Europe to test a boat from a family-owned Austrian builder. Performance, at the helm, design & construction, sailplan, deck layout, living below. Our verdict on the boat.
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Capsize! How to make your boat safer in a knockdown
Jul 2011 p18-24  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Crash Test Boat
How can we make the saloon a safer place? Unsecured roll: just as she is. Basic modifications: how you can make your boat safer. Secure roll: after the modifications. What we learned.
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Can we fix it? - Repairing a leaking GRP hull
Sep 2003 p70-72  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Peter Caplen
Description: How To: Repairing a leaking GRP hull. Removing antifouling, removing gelcoat, filling and fairing and sheathing
Serious defects in GRP can be repaired, given the right materials and a little elbow grease. Here's how we made a leaking 15-footer seaworthy again.
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11 ways to make upwind sailing more fun
Dec 2011 p20-28  (9.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging / Seamanship & safety
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Cruising - How to make it more fun for the crew.
How boat trim helps you sail better upwind. How to avoid tiring, terrible tacks. How to trim sails for speed and comfort. What difference a dirty hull makes. Make the passage less lumpy. Why and when to motor-sail. Why faster on one tack than the other.
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Can you give me a crash course on propellers?
Apr 2006 p22-23  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Engine / Engines / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Questions & answers
Description: Boat Doctor: Propeller clinic
Propeller clinic: Principles explained, doing the maths, listening to your engine, troubleshooting.
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10 ways to make 10,000 on your boat
Nov 2006 p92  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Law / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Carl Richardson
Description: Marketplace: Adding value to your boat
Follow these easy steps and you could add up to 20% to your boat's resale value.
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