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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

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

Wind Fills Sails but…

People often use the old saying, ‘Knowing which way the wind is blowing’ but in fact this is vital information and may not always be as it would seem. Winds are designated based on from where they originate, a wind blowing from the sea in the direction of the shore is an on-shore wind, conversely…
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October 8, 2018 0

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