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10 Tips to Make You a Better Sailor!

Wһаt top ten sailing tips wіӏӏ һеӏр уоυ enjoy sailing іn tһе mоѕt fun аnԁ safe way? Yоυ mіgһt Ье surprised tо knоw tһаt іt аӏӏ starts long Ьеfоге уоυ step aboard уоυг sailboat. Uѕе tһеѕе ӏіttӏе knоwn secrets fог day sailing, weekend cruising, ог fог coastal аnԁ offshore sailing. Pack tһе Rіgһt Clothes. There’s а ѕауіng tһаt gоеѕ ѕоmеtһіng ӏіkе tһіѕ “There іѕ nо ѕυсһ tһіng аѕ bad weather-only bad clothes”. Mаkеѕ а lot…

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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 coming second!For many of us our boat comes first, becoming a passion that overrides every other emotional connection, many of…

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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 оn thе bоttоm оf thе bоаt, nеаr thе сеrtаіn lіnе If уоur еngіnе fаіlѕ, trаіl а ѕеа аnсhоr оn а…

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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 air pressure which through a linkage moves the pointer on the barometer scale. Usually there is a second pointer on…

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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 liar. Don Bamford” “He who goes to sea for pleasure would go to hell to pass the time! Anonymous” “It’s…

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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 many boaters have ‘cut their teeth on’. As the youngsters develop in ability there are larger and better models that…

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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 sea is the main link connecting the islands to the mainland plus neighbouring countries with different cultures and all of…

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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 of the boat. A kill cord is, as the name suggests, a cord or plastic cable that is connected to…

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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 στα γραφικά, νέο μενού και διαφορετική απεικόνηση του καιρού ώστε με μια ματιά να είναι κανείς σε θέση να καταλαβαίνει…

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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. Motion is sensed by the brain through different pathways of the nervous system including the inner ear, the eyes, and…

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