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Treating Yourself to a New Boat for New Year?

Outstanding! But, choose wisely and satisfy your dreams, and look forward to having the time of your life. A great deal depends on whether you are an experienced sailor looking for a new boat, an experience boater looking for a pre-owned boat or a new comer to boating and very keen to get your feet…
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December 9, 2018 0

Security is a State of Mind

Maintaining the security of your possessions, is essential isn’t it? So why do so many people leave the keys to their cars in places where they can be stolen? Very many cars are stolen every year because the keys were left in the ignition, on the hall-stand just inside the house door, on the kitchen…
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December 4, 2018 0

My Boat Has Been Damaged, How Do I Get It Fixed?

A lot depends on the extent of the damage of course, the off season is the ideal time to make repairs to your boat, as many of us in the Northern Hemisphere will be doing over the next few months, if you need something done properly advice is at hand. Are you able to perform…
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November 25, 2018 0

Why is Sea State So Important?

Experienced boating people know how to read the sea state at a glance, in doing so they know to recognize changes as they occur. Just as the wind on your face can tell you if the wind has veered, sea state can tell you what is happening on the surface of the water i.e. flat…
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November 23, 2018 0

Devices Only Work if You Let Them!

All too often people take risks with their lives and with their most prized possessions by ignoring or tampering with safety devices.Hopefully one would not tamper with a life jacket because it was bulky, the wrong colour et al? So, why would one replace electrical fuses with nails or screws? Q. What is an electrical…
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November 18, 2018 0

Don’t Take Gas for Granted

  Facts, Gas is heavier than air. Boats make perfect reservoirs for heavy gas to settle in. Used correctly gas is no threat. Used carelessly gas can be lethal. Burnt gas produces Carbon Monoxide.   Boating folks are in the main clued-up about gas and the attendant risks, however in case of doubt it is…
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November 6, 2018 0

Hotel Echo Lima Papa = ?

Communication is a Two-way Process, How do we communicate with other people when sailing? Wave? There is an old joke about a swimmer gesticulating frantically, ‘Is he waving or drowning?’ Any right-minded person would assume the worst and go to their assistance just in case. However, it does make a valid point about communication. According…
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October 31, 2018 0

Sailing Close to the Wind

  As is often the case sailing close to the wind has its origins in sailing, in general life it means taking a risk, cutting it fine, and for experienced sailing skippers that is what life is about, the adrenaline rush, challenging yourself against the elements, enjoying the rush, literally. Sailing close to the wind…
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October 30, 2018 0

What is the Point of a Compass?

A magnetic compass uses the natural magnetism of the Globe upon which we all stand. Planet Earth has a magnetic field – North is north, and South is south. The pointer on a magnetic compass will always point Northward, once we know where North is, a fixed reference point, and we know that a circle…
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October 28, 2018 0

Did you Know that Many Familiar Sayings Are Rooted in the Sea and Sailing?

3 Square meals a day comes from the British Royal Navy where the sailor’s food was served on square wooden boards? Sailors were promised 3 squares (meals) a day when they signed on. Splicing the Main Brace was of the same origins and ran until July 1970 when the Royal Navy stopped issuing rum on…
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October 23, 2018 0

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