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A miscellany of information of interest to the cruising yachtsman
 
These pages detail some of the items that cruising yachtsmen rely upon to improve the quality of their life afloat.
 
Legs allow fin keeled yachts to take the ground and remain upright, extending cruising grounds considerably.
 
Marine toilets cause considerable problems to some users, who clearly do not understand how they work. This page shows how the valves and piston interact, flushing with fresh seawater while emptying foul water simultaneously.
 
An emergency bilge pump may never be used but if it is it should be reliable and efficient for a long period of time.
 
A cheap and simple way to flush an outboard motor with fresh water while still on board the yacht.