1. Never breaks down!


    For, “coastal,” category navigation (no more than 2 miles from the coast,) the magnetic compass is obligatory by regulation. Prudence should demand it however, whatever the category.
    Attention, certains compas dans ce catalogue ne sont pas homologués. Ils ne doivent pas servir pour la navigation mais peuvent être placés dans une cabine ou le carré pour surveiller le cap.

    The right choice

    One selects a compass according to function and rose diameter. It is the latter that determines ease of read
    See advice
  2. Registration letters

    A legal obligation

    AD stores offer solutions adapted to your needs in accordance with the law in force (Decree 2009 no.2009-393 from 8th April 2009.) (See table.)
    -Registration numbers for ships and water vehicles.
    -Name of ship and registration initials for sailing vessels from 7 metres.
    -Dinghies: AXE + name of carrying vessel.
    Letters and numbers are in adhesive form. They are delivered with a support/transfer easy
    to use, regular spacing and perfect alignment. You can also personalise your markings.
    Different fonts and colours in vinyl are in the catalogue. We offer two types of adhesives: for soft shells (pneumatic) and hard (alu, polyester…) Contact your local AD stockist for order forms.
    Good to know: An internal identification mark is compulsory for all ships registered for
    the first time from 1st June 2009 and for all ships from June 20102. It consists of the registration n
    See advice
  3. Almost indispensable


    The first criterion to consider in selecting binoculars is the waterproofing. On an open shell boat, a pneumatic or simply for use in all weathers, without hesitation one must take an immersion proof model (at least 2m.) Caution; waterproofing is not simply for moored boats. A pair of waterproof binoculars will hold up better over time. It is not uncommon for prisms to be affected over winter, simply by being left on boats.


    The second point is the magnification.
    See advice
  4. To comply with the regulations

    Compulsory documents

    Navigation of less than 2 miles.
    No obligatory documents.
    Paper chart of the sailing area
    Navigation between 2 and 6 miles
    -International regulations* for preventing collisions at sea (rules of priority between
    -Paper or electronic charts
    -Document on lighting system
    -Paper charts
    -List of lights*
    -Nautical instructions*
    -Annual tides*
    High seas navigation
    -International regulations* for preventing collisions at sea
    -Paper or electronic charts
    -Lighting system documents
    -Annual tides*
    -List of lights*
    -Paper charts
    -Nautical instructions*
    *These documents are published annually in works such as Bloc
    Marine, Escales or the Breton maritime guide. These works may
    replace them only on condition they have on board the work of the
    year in course.
    See advice
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