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Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

Why did we set up Yachtingswap?

As a very keen sailor I have owned boats for years and I have also rented on holiday. I thought how convenient it would be if I could just swap my boat, thus using it to benefit my holidays as well.

Also I would like to sail in far-away places where boats are not available for rent. A swap would allow me to make these interesting voyages.

How does the site make money?

Medium term the site will make money by charging for making a listing. At the start for a period it is free to encourage people to register. Chaletfood Limited of which Yachtingswap is a division also organises provisioning for yachts through www.yachtfood.com. Yachtfood is a complementary service to yachtingswap.com thus allowing a cross generation of business.

Site specific questions

More than one boat?

The site uses your e-mail address as your login to save you needing to remember a user id. The downside of this is that every e-mail address must be unique. If you have more than one boat which you wish to register please contact us at swaps@yachtingswap.com and we’ll help you out.

Uploading a photo.

To upload a photo you must log in using the form on the left of the page. You will then be able to click on a link saying 'Edit Details'. This page will then give you a link to a page where you can upload your photo.

All photos must be in jpeg form and less than 450kB.

The easiest way to make a photo smaller is to go to www.resize2mail.com and use their online tool to make your photo smaller. 600 by 400 pixels should be fine. Save the resized photo onto your computer following their instructions. Once you have done that you can come back to yachtingswap.com, log in and click 'edit details' to upload your photo.

You can also resize your photo in a program like Photoshop, or using the software that came with your digital camera.

If you are still having problems, or this all sounds too complicated please just email us the photo (swaps@yachtingswaps.com) using the email address that you registered with, and we will upload the photo for you.

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