Sailing and Marine Equipment
Sailing equipment is an important part of the purchase of a new or second-hand boat. It is one of those things where you can spend as much money as you wish on equipment for your new cruiser or sailing yacht, so you must give yourself a budget. Obviously, there is a set of essential equipment that all water goers must have, but then there are different sets of equipment required, dependent on whether you will be messing around locally or being more adventurous with long off-shore trips.
Remember that whether you are on a budget or money is no problem, you tend to get what you pay for. Therefore, don't always buy the cheapest if your budget is tight - you might regret the decision later if things go wrong. Check out the various options and if a company is selling something dramatically cheaper than somewhere else, chances are it is not of equipvalent quality. This is not always the case - just make sure you do your research.
Within this section of Sailing Info4all you will be able to find feature pages for Boatique, a canvas bags and sailing covers specialist, Ropeloft along with Nautical Rope who can both provide all your rope requirements from an anchor rope to performance racing rope, Yachtbits an On-line chandlery specialising
in selling and supplying Electrical and Electronic equipment
for all types of boats, yachts and ships and finally A & A Cloths who manufacturer Fender Sock Kits, Tubular Guard Rail Covers, and Safety Wire Covers.
Navigation and Radio Equipment
Navigation and Radio Equipment is an essential item for all boat men or women and can range from simple magnetic compass systems to electronic navigational systems. Check out the Navigation & Radio Equipment section of our site.
All boat users, whether leisure or serious, must give great thought to the provision of safety equipment. See the section on Safety Equipment for further details.
Establised in 1974, Crew Safe have been supplying sailors and water sports enthusiasts with the world renowned Crewsaver, Baltic and Yak range of lifejackets, buoyancy aids and watersport accessories. They are the specialist marine safety and watersports division of Solent Marine Chandlery Ltd. which has been trading on the south coast of England for over 30 years.
No one should go to sea without the proper clothing, not only to keep you warm, but also for protection. Look through the Sailing Clothing section of this website for further information and links to suppliers.
Trailers and Towbars
Dependent on the type of boat you are purchasing, you may require a trailer, and therefore, possibly a tow-bar on your car. There is some advice and links in the Trailers/Tow Bars section.