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Category: Articles

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…

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…

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…

Checking a used boat: accessories

When checking a used boat, keep your notebook at hand to note what easily leaps out and make your list which will be very useful if, after careful negotiation and evaluation, the purchase agreement is successful. Let’s start our virtual visit and imagine the boat…

VHF: performance and procedures

VHF is the device ‘par excellence’ for safe navigation, effective when used in full knowledge of its performance and procedures. The range of VHF radio communications doesn’t come first and foremost from the device power but above all from the position height of the transmitter’s and…

Tips & tricks: Mooring lines

In the choice of mooring lines what is important is not to underestimate the role they play. As it is when your boat is at dock, or lies at anchor or tied-up that you really put it at risk! Massive damage are caused by a…

Osculati – Boating Simply

Welcome to the new blog Osculati: Boating Simply ! We’re going to use this space to make boaters’ life easier. We’ll propose reviews, guides and updatings on all that the marine world is about. Our wish is not to tell you what to buy but to…