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Category: Safety

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

Understand the Different Parts of a Marine Weather Forecast

A mаrіnе weather fоrесаѕt іѕ а dеѕсrірtіоn соvеrіng thе аvеrаgе соndіtіоnѕ еxресtеd оvеr thе nеxt 24 hоurѕ оvеr ореn wаtеr. Understanding the different parts of a Marine Weather Forecast is essential for the safety of a sailing vessel and the crew aboard. It mау bе brоkеn dоwn tо іnсludе іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut thе fоllоwіng: Sрееd іѕ…
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April 4, 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

Buying a New (to you) Boat Needn’t Break the Bank

Providing you are smart and shop around first. Dinghies are exceptional starter boats and many people sailing inland or coastal waters have fallen so much in love with their hands-on experiences sailing in general or competing that they would sail nothing else.Dinghies for children make outstanding training boats, backed with professional tuition they are what…
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March 25, 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

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

Insuring Your Boat may be the Best Policy

As with any insurance it is only truly appreciated after the fact, home insurance may cover theft, fire, damage etc. and in the event of any of these happening then it is great to have. Paying out hard earned cash to cover something that may never happen when you could buy a cool piece of…
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February 6, 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

Man Overboard!

Going Overboard Is Our Worst Nightmare It happens, crew members do fall overboard, on a crewed boat there are others who can turn back and rescue them, on a single-handed sailboat it could be disastrous. So how can boating folks reduce the risk without lessening the fun?Be prepared, is a great motto and I borrow…
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December 16, 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