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Category: yacht

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

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…
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March 30, 2019 0

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…
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March 21, 2019 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

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

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

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 what is it called and why does it matter? It matters because communication is important when sailing on any boat where there are two or more people crewing, using the correct terminology is not about…
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October 19, 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

Marineforecaster August Newsletter – What Price Safety at Sea?

Marineforecaster’s Newsletter, August 2018 – What Price Safety at Sea? The Free to User Global Weather App with Bathymetric Charts. Display problems? Open this email in your web browser. Marineforecaster’s August Newsletter 32 Phases of the Moon in the New Update In 2010, the in.gr news blog site from Greece, published an article about the…
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August 5, 2018 0

32 Φάσεις του Φεγγαριού στην Νέα Ενημέρωση της Εφαρμογής Marineforecaster

Το 2010 , το ηλεκτρονικό site in_gr δημοσίευσε ένα άρθρο σχετικό με τις μελέτες που έχουν γίνει στην έγκριτη επιθεώρηση Geophysical Research Letters είναι η μεγαλύτερη που έχει πραγματοποιηθεί για το πως το φεγγάρι επηρεάζει τον καιρό πάνω στην γη, καθώς βασίστηκε σε χιλιάδες επίσημες μετρήσεις της βροχόπτωσης που πηγαίνουν πίσω μέχρι το έτος 1895.…
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April 16, 2018 0