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Category: Motorboats

A simple trick to unclog a slow sink drain

Sometimes water drain in your bathroom or kitchen sink can be very slow: foam and other debris aren’t be washed away by water but collect at the bottom of the sink. This is not a serious problem yet it’s pretty annoying. I’ve studied the issue…

Review: Bath telescopic ladder

Osculati code: 49.541.74 Stainless steel bath ladders by Osculati are very interesting products. The one I tried is item 49.541.74. Made of telescopic elements, it’s convenient, and it can be fully folded after use fastening the steps with the Velcro strap it is fitted with…

Osculati antifouling paints: how to choose the right product

Any boat left in water longer than a fortnight needs to be treated with antifouling paints. The growth of algae and fouling organisms causes increased fuel consumption, performance reduction and, on a longterm basis, phenomena of osmosis with consequent possible damage to the grp hull….

Internet on board: how to connect in and offshore

A fast and reliable onboard connection is a major advantage for the modern sailor. Weather forecasts are available in real time and you can also work on board your boat. This article explores the main connectivity options when sailing in- and offshore, in Italy and…

Review: Fuel meter kit

Osculati code: 27.160.00 I gladly tested the sensor of the 27.160.00 kit as I found myself having to replace the old sensor in the second diesel tank, which was a capacitive one. The Osculati sensor I tested is a resistive-type tilt bar sensor.  As I…

Review: Free-standing watertight LED light fixture

Osculati code: 13.192.20 This interior light comes in the traditional packaging by Osculati, including installation accessories and instructions, also printed on the package. I took item 13.192.20 as a sample. It’s got a curved rubber-lattice base ideal for mounting under the boom or on tubular frames…

Vade mecum for sailboat dry storage

  Once the season of joy has come to an end, here it comes the season of troubles…. Those who have to separate from their beloved boat for some months often have to beach and winterize it. Here is the step-by-step procedure.   • Remove…

Guide: onboard batteries

Batteries are the heart of the electrical system: they start the engine and power all the boat electrical devices (lights, electric instruments, radio, fridge, etc.). These two fields of application are markedly different: engine starting needs very high currents (up to 700-900 Ampere) for a…

KIDS ABOARD. Family navigation in the wave of safety and fun.

Sailing lovers who have kids can heave a sigh of relief: family and sailboat aren’t incompatible and no one will be obliged to give up one’s own passions. More and more parents in fact rediscover the pleasure of seafaring life with their children because family…

Test Europump 3000 – 24V

To improve the removal of water from the sail store I have decided to replace the existing pump with a higher flow rate one and the choice fell on the submersible pump Europump 3000 Osculati. The pump is delivered in a white cardboard box, instructions…

REVIEW: Twist anchor swivelling connector

I’ve had the chance to test the Osculati Twist connector (01.738.02) for over 2 months. It immediately struck me for its strength and studiness, and it’s even more so when considering it weighs 1.5 kg. Installation is simple using the same system of the smaller…

Guide: lifejackets

A diligent sailor always wears a lifejacket. Very often, however, due to summer heat or as sailors usually consider themselves experts, this important equipment lies forgotten in the locker. In countries which benefit from a widespread nautical culture such as France and Great Britain the…