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Ensure You Choose The Correct Lifejacket. Children’s lifejackets can rely on foam, or air only to provide buoyancy. Normally, foam lifejackets provide about 100N of buoyancy and are suitable for inshore use. Air only lifejackets meet the requirements of a 150N lifejacket and are suitable for offshore use. Air only lifejackets tend to be smaller, […]

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Blue lights and traffic snarl ups 5KM long have taught many a keen mariner that perhaps they should have paid a bit more attention to the chariot that throned their pride and joy. Choosing the boat of your dreams doesn’t make sense if it is seated on the trailer of your nightmares. Most of us […]

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  Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is in the process of completely revising and changing the current Safe Ship Management (SSM) system to what will be known as MOSS or Maritime Operator Safety System. This means that anyone operating a boat commercially will be required to ensure all their documentation is compliant with the new legislation. […]

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Due to the ample supply of fuel and lack of sprint area, fire is every mariner’s worst nightmare. Never has the adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ been more appropriate. Despite this, most people don’t give this emergency situation more thought than throwing a token $30 half KG fire extinguisher on the boat, which is […]

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For a day’s entertainment and education I suggest our students grab a bag of popcorn and head to one of Auckland’s busy public launch ramps on a sunny Saturday morning. There seem to be some very creative boaties out there devising all manner of spectacular methods to break their boat and themselves during the L&R […]

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