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Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks to sail at your best

A simple trick to unclog a slow sink drain

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

Review: Bath telescopic ladder

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian) 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…

Osculati antifouling paints: how to choose the right product

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

Internet on board: how to connect in and offshore

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

Review: Fuel meter kit

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

Review: Free-standing watertight LED light fixture

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

Vade mecum for sailboat dry storage

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)  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…

Guide: onboard batteries

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

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

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

Test: SKYWATCH Eole-Meteos portable windmeter

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)The windmeter tested immediately reveals good quality from the very packaging and confirms this objet as a professional instrument. This device is simple and user-friendly: just take off the protective cap from the 3-blade impeller – quite surprisingly…

Test Europump 3000 – 24V

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…

REVIEW: Twist anchor swivelling connector

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)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…