There’s something about the ocean which exudes adventure, excitement and romance. Whether setting off on a quest to discover lands anew, lost treasures or mysterious sea creatures, there’s something which has always occupied the minds of sailors – maybe it’s stories of swashbuckling pirates and their deadly obsession with gold? Here we take a look at three of the dastardliest crooks of the ocean and how they ‘shivered the timbers’ of the world around them.
Years ago, it may have been unheard of to up sticks and opt for a simple life without the shackles of a house mortgage. That’s right, we’re talking about choosing to live on a boat, and trade grass and flower beds to having the sea as your back garden. Nowadays, people are becoming more open-minded and are opting for a simple life on a boat, and there are a fair few reasons as to why.
Ever wondered when yachts became the symbol of luxury they are today? They did not start off as luxury vessels to transport the wealthy. In fact, their origins are a bit humbler than that and can be traced back as far as the 17th century. Where Did Yachts Come From? The word yacht is derived from the Dutch word ‘jacht’ which means hunt. This being because the Dutch navy would pursue pirates and similar other
The lure of lost hauls of treasure is one that most people can relate too. The maritime world is one of the best sources of these kind of tales and many explorers to this day are still looking for that elusive treasure jackpot. Whether it is buried pirate treasure or riches that were lost due to a ship sinking, there are still many rumoured ocean hauls to be found. 1. Captain Kidd’s Treasure – Worth
If you have spent any time on the oceans around the world, chances are you will have come across your fair share of amazing sea creatures. Nature has a wonderful way of surprising us and this is as true on the sea or under the waves as it is on land. There really is nothing better than snorkelling in crystal clear waters to find unique looking sea creatures or spotting them from the deck. Of
Decking is something which looks fantastic when it’s newly installed. With a little maintenance using the right deck painting equipment, you can keep your decking in the best possible condition and avoid them falling into a state of disrepair. What Problems Might I Encounter With a Deck? The most complained about problem with decking is that it loses its natural colour over time, going from a glorious fresh timber to a grey or green colour.
You might think that, on the water, you’ll be safe from most pests, but animals can still wreak havoc on your vessel if you’re not careful. No matter what condition you keep your boat in, certain creatures will still want access. With that in mind, here are some key tips for dealing with pests on your boat. Ultrasonic Sound Devices Usually deployed to detract unwanted visitors on land, boaters have recently adapted ultrasonic all pest
If you have landed on our website and you are reading this post, you probably already know that a ‘chandler’ is a marine supplies specialist. If you did not, there is your first lesson for today! Our store is a ‘chandlery’, and at Offshore Supply we are the ‘chandlers’ who run it. But do you know where the name comes from, or how the role developed? Let’s take a look at the history – and
When you’re on a boat, you’re more than likely going to be surrounded by water. It’s an easy source for many of the boat’s industrial purposes. But what about drinking water? Even if you’re storing water in a tank, there’s no way to be sure that the contents of that tank remain safe to drink, and free of harmful bacteria and algae. It’s too easy for contamination to occur as the water flows through the
In times of expensive housing, simple living, and more flexible working, more people are giving up their bricks and mortar homes to live aboard boats. Becoming a liveaboard might sound idyllic but there are steps you need to be aware of before you leap aboard. Try a Holiday First Living aboard a boat is a drastically different lifestyle, so be sure it’s for you. Take a holiday, preferably an extended one, on a boat, and