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Old 14-01-2010, 12:14   #46
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When first learning to sail I was advised to try making way to windward first, so I'd have a chance at returning. Advice I've often passed to others, 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Old 14-01-2010, 12:41   #47
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When the lights clash, get ready for the crash!...

(approaching bow lights of different colors)

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Not sure if it's suitable for this forum, but the one thing I remember my sailing tutor teaching me while we were enjoying a quite rum after lesson two was the rhyming warning:

"Don't _____ the crew"

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Since my first experience on a sailboat was less than pleasurable, if you know what I mean....what's that they say about the leeward rail?
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Old 14-01-2010, 14:52   #50
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Any water system including the ICW where dredgers are at work...

"Diamonds are a captain's best friend!"


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Old 14-01-2010, 14:52   #51
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"Don't step on the woodwork" -though I think that had more to do with my Dad's pride in his brightwork than with actual sailing.
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Never jump for the dock. A skipper should always be coming in slow enough his crew can step off and tie off....I learned this one really well once I started soloing. (splash!)
Also-once on the dock: don't reach out and try to slow the boat down with your hands. (meant mostly for larger boats) Use the docklines to the dock to perform this.
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Dredgers: "Diamonds are a captain's best friend!"
Very good
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This is one that a friend taught me years ago to keep running lights staight;
"IS THERE ANY RED PORT WINE LEFT?"
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several come to mind...
reef early...
keep a spare winch handle on board...
the value of good chafing gear...
and a lighthouse always has the right of way...
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Steady bearing...decreasing range = collision
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There is no red port left in the bottle!
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"Even red nuns are right returning" but it doesn't hold true throughout the world where sometimes the buoy colors are reversed.

Anyone from those countries where red is not the color of the buoy on the right when you are returning from seward.

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"Even red nuns are right returning" but it doesn't hold true throughout the world where sometimes the buoy colors are reversed.

Anyone from those countries where red is not the color of the buoy on the right when you are returning from seward.

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Ya, I've thought about that. Could get messy.
Something like someone from North America driving in Europe.

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Ya, I've thought about that. Could get messy. Something like someone from North America driving in Europe.
Indeed.

That's why you see all our European and Austral yachts littering your sandbanks. Darned Yankees. Can't even measure a gallon accurately.
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