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A Knotty Problem, but Important!

Knots perform important tasks in sailing and boating, and it is useful to know which is which. The purpose of

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When is a Rope Not a Rope?

When it is a Sheet. In general terms a rope is not called a rope when on a boat, so

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Outboard Motors are a Stroke of Genius

Outboard motors have been around for many years, and they are noticeable across the world in one form or another

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Time and Tide Wait for no Man (or Woman)!

There is a lot of truth in the old adage for boating people especially. But, what is the tide and

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Why do Some Boats Have More Than One Hull?

All boats have a hull, from a dinghy to a super-yacht they all have at least one, some are tiny

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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

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Sails Are Not Fashion Items, but They Can Look Good

  ‘Red sails in the sunset’ says the old song and a boat decked out in good looking sail does

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Wind Fills Sails but…

People often use the old saying, ‘Knowing which way the wind is blowing’ but in fact this is vital information

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind, and in Danger!

Boaters are often out of sight, depending on what size of boat you are sailing and where you are. Larger

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Don’t Know Your Left from Your Right? Hands Up, We Won’t Tell…

We do not wish to be judgmental, but some folks do not appear to know which is right and which

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