3 of the Most Expensive Lost Ocean Treasure Hauls

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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 –

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3 of the Most Unusual Sea Creatures to Look Out For

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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

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How to Deal With Pests on Your Boat

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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

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Prepare to Prep Your Decking

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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.

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Can You Ever Get Perfect Potable Water from Your On-Board Tank?

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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

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The History of Chandlery: From Mediaeval Homes to the World Wide Web

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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

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Making the Step to Become a Liveaboard

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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

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Buying a Boat 101

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So, you’ve decided to buy a boat and spend quality time on the water with family and friends, but you’re unsure exactly how to go about this. The following tips should help clarify matters and provide the assistance needed to help get you leading a part-time life on the water. Do Your Research First Before you even start looking at boats for sale, you need to narrow down your options and decide which type of

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6 Reasons to Choose the Marina Lifestyle

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Living on board your boat in a marina offers a perfect waterfront lifestyle for many people and, what’s more, you never have to worry about selling your home if you plan to move as it’s just a case of untying a few lines and moving your floating home to a new location. Advantages of a Marina Lifestyle Some further advantages of the marina lifestyle include: 1. You will be living in a prestigious waterfront location

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Top Tips for First Time Cruisers

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Taking to the open ocean like the explorers of old used to do is a dream for all of us, but it can be a little daunting if you have little to no experience of being out on the waves in a boat. But we’ve come up with a couple of tips for any budding sailors out there to help you become super skippers in no time at all. Make Sure the Boats Ship-Shape It

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