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Category: sailing

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

Boat Shows 2019

Feb 9th – 11th, The Belgian Boat Show takes place in Gent. Many international exhibitors, skippers and crew members, showing different kinds of boats from commercial to recreation boats including accessories. Water sports activities are also shown at the exhibition. Industry experts as well as amateurs have the opportunity to gather a lot of information…
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January 5, 2019 0

Did you Know That Santa Claus was also Known as St Nicholas?

Santa Claus is the guy who travels the globe at warp speed on Christmas Eve delivering gifts to all children who have been good throughout the year. He has been known to deliver sail boats to grown ups too, not bad for a guy on a sled pulled by reindeers ! Santa Claus, the name,…
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December 19, 2018 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

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

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

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

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

Sailing Close to the Wind

  As is often the case sailing close to the wind has its origins in sailing, in general life it means taking a risk, cutting it fine, and for experienced sailing skippers that is what life is about, the adrenaline rush, challenging yourself against the elements, enjoying the rush, literally. Sailing close to the wind…
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October 30, 2018 0