Gael Force’s Top Christmas Gifts

Last Christmas we brought you our top gifts list – this year to save you from tears we are bringing you our top 10 chart-topping nautical and nice gifts to give to someone special. With just over 5 weeks left until it’s the most wonderful day of the year, the Christmas countdown has well and truly begun! Forget Mariah Carey - All you want for Christmas are these...

How Are Gael Force Creels Made?

TRADITIONAL AND ORIGINAL - HIGHLY DISTINCTIVE Gael Force creels have been developed from designs and principles employed by generations of Scottish shell fishermen working the rock-bound Atlantic coasts of the Outer Hebrides, North West of Scotland which are some of the most challenging waters in the world. Using this ancient knowledge as a bedrock for … Continue reading How Are Gael Force Creels Made?

Gael Force Antifouling – Trusted By Our Customers

Since launching our own brand of Gael Force Antifouling over five seasons ago, we continue to receive excellent feedback from a range of boat owners across the UK. It is a copper-based, economical (cruising grade) self-eroding antifouling with proven performance within a wide variety of UK conditions and many European locations. The antifouling is self-priming … Continue reading Gael Force Antifouling – Trusted By Our Customers

The DIY Restoration of a Small Yacht: Getting in and about the wee engine (#2)

The engine is among the most critical (and expensive) pieces of equipment on a boat, so it would, of course, be prudent to give it a full inspection and test run before any prospective purchase. The engine in question is a Yanmar 1GM10: an 8hp, single cylinder, raw water-cooled diesel engine. These small diesel engines are relatively simple beasts, so armed with the Yanmar workshop manual and the excellent ‘Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual’ (a book every boat should have on board), I felt confident enough to service the engine and carry out some basic fault diagnoses.