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Category: Boating

Should People with Disability Go Sailing?

People with disability have as much to gain from the thrill of sailing as any other person. Many do and those who do not must be made aware of the opportunities. Disability takes many forms some physical others mental and emotional – the invisible issues that people carry with them, people experiencing limitations in their…
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May 12, 2019 0

Love Your Boat?

Treat it right and it will pay dividends! Ask anyone how important their boat is and generally the answer is unequivocal, indeed one could hazard a guess about where the beloved boat ranks in a list of priorities in quite a few relationships. There are many cartoons and jokes about the subject with human relationships…
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April 25, 2019 0

What to Do in Severe Weather…

What to Do in Severe Weather… Rеduсе Yоur Sрееd, but kеер јuѕt еnоugh роwеr tо mаіntаіn hаеdwау Put оn уоur PFDѕ Turn оn runnіng lіghtѕ Hеаd tо thе nеаrеѕt ѕhоrе thаt іѕ ѕаfе tо аррrоасh Hеаd thе bоw оf bоаt іntо thе wаvеѕ аt аbоut а 45-dеgrее аnglе Kеер bіlgеѕ frее оf wаtеr Sеаt раѕѕеngеrѕ…
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April 14, 2019 0

Why is Barometric Pressure so Important?

Barometers work on air pressure. Inside an aneroid barometer there is a sealed capsule, often made if copper. Aneroid means that there isn’t any liquid involved. The main component of an aneroid barometer is the capsule or box, the capsule is evacuated (a vacuum) and the skin of the capsule is moved by the ambient…
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March 31, 2019 0

Fascinating Quotations that Still Have Meaning Today

“Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time. Joseph Conrad” “Sailing – The fine art of slowly going nowhere at great expense while beingcold, wet and miserable. Irv Heller” “Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious…
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March 30, 2019 0

Why Charter a Sailing Yacht in Greece?

Greece is ranked 11th among the countries with the largest coastline, estimated at 14000 (8699 miles) kilometers, with an estimated at 2,500-3,000 islands of which more than 200 are inhabited. It ranks 97th among the rest of the world’s countries according to the extent of their borders. Why Charter a sailing yacht in Greece? The…
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March 21, 2019 0

Kill Cords, not People

A ‘kill cord’ is an engine cut-out device that when used properly will save an accident from becoming a medical emergency. A kill cord secured to the wrist of the skipper will switch off the motor of your boat should the skipper fall overboard or into the boat and be rendered unable to maintain control…
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March 10, 2019 0

New! 2019 Version of Marineforecaster Application is now live.

We are proud to announce that the very latest edition of the Free Global Weather app by Marineforecaster for seagoing enthusiasts has just been uploaded to Google Play. The renewed version upgrade is only for Android devices available at this time. The release for iOS will be delayed for a short time as there are…
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March 3, 2019 0

Νέα Έκδοση για την Εφαρμογή Marineforecaster

Θα θέλαμε να ανακοινώσουμε ότι η καινούργια έκδοση της δωρεάν εφαρμογής Marineforecaster για τον καιρό στην θάλασσα μόλις ανέβηκε στο Google Play. Η ανανεωμένη έκδοση είναι μόνο για συσκευές Android διαθέσιμη. Η έκδοση για iOs θα αργήσει μερικούς μήνες καθώς υπάρχουν κάποια θέματα με τον κώδικα που πρέπει να λυθούν. Τι καινούργιο υπάρχει: Νέος σχεδιασμός…
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March 2, 2019 0

Sea Sickness

Sea sickness, Mal de Mer, 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