News and Tips: Sea Start News

All records broken on May bank holiday weekend

26 May 2020: At last lockdown has been partially relaxed and sailors who have been dreaming of being out on the water once more have at last been able to head away from their berths, most of them for the first time this year. In their desperate rush…

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Sea Start orders new Island RIBs

Sea Start orders new Island RIBs to bolster busy breakdown service fleets

Marine breakdown service company Sea Start has placed an order for a number of new RIBs from Cowes-based Island RIBs to add to their south coast-based fleet. Sea Start’s Managing Director Nick Eales explains: “2019 was a very busy year for Sea Start…

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Grant Freeman

A new face at Sea Start: Grant Freeman joins us as an additional breakdown engineer

We are really pleased to welcome Grant Freeman as an additional breakdown engineer to our team here at Sea Start. Grant will help us to meet the needs of our increasing membership of boat owners with engine breakdowns as well as helping to provide ou…

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Getting ready for the 2020 season !

With our winter maintenance programme complete, all our boats are ready for the 2020 season. With Easter not far away now  – remember – “Don’t cast off without us”    

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Round The Island – SS Varvassi boilers

The Round the Island Race is one of the big racing events of the year here in the Solent.  If you are thinking of taking part this coming June, you ma be interested in these pictures of the Varvassi boilers, the last part of the wreck that can do dam…

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Winter is coming…

With the cold weather already starting to appear we should start to prepare our boats for winter. The obvious thing, once when we have decided that we are not going to use the boat, is to fully winterise the engine but if you intend to keep her in th…

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WOW – We Are Busy!

What with the fantastic weather it’s good to see members using their boats. However for us it is hard work and relentless, with breakdowns coming in thick and fast from all over the country and France. Our RIBS based in Hamble are doing enormous dist…

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That’s a Whopper !!!!

In idyllic Channel crossing weather, this poor member came a cropper mid-channel! A boat he was in company with stayed with him while he continued on one engine. Because of the lovely weather we were able to take a diving team to him about five miles…

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