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Category: Boating

Sea sickness

Sea sickness, Mal de Mere, is Common Amongst Boaters! Seasickness (Motion Sickness) is a common problem amongst crews and passengers alike. The condition is a common disturbance of the inner ear, causing loss of balance and of equilibrium and is thought to be caused by conflicting signals in the inner ear, eyes, and sensory receptors.…
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February 24, 2019 0

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is Avoidable with Care and Attention,Why do we mention this? Because hypothermia can creep up on people through exposure to the elements and at sea level, including inland lakes and other sailing waters, making it important to spot and essential that skippers and crew members recognize it and know how to deal with it.…
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February 16, 2019 0

Editors Digest Feb 2019

Hello dear friends and users of Marineforecaster. The January Newsletter along with that of February 2019. As we mention when you sign up, we do not have the intention of breaking down your emails and tiring you with daily email output. However, we want to give you real news and articles that are topical, informative…
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February 5, 2019 0

Boat Shows 2019

Feb 9th – 11th, The Belgian Boat Show takes place in Gent. Many international exhibitors, skippers and crew members, showing different kinds of boats from commercial to recreation boats including accessories. Water sports activities are also shown at the exhibition. Industry experts as well as amateurs have the opportunity to gather a lot of information…
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January 5, 2019 0

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

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

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

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

Oh! Boy What’s That in the Water?

A Buoy of course! A buoy is a floating object that will perform any of a number of functions, they may be secured in position of floating depending on what their job is. Essentially, they are a warning or advisory marker telling boaters to take note. A sea mark buoy is in place to mark…
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October 10, 2018 0