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Old 03-05-2014, 04:13   #1
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Boating refresher tips. Tricks and techniques in video.

After a weird day in the wet yesterday in the south seas, ok well, the Solent, with a guy who, bless him, doesnt know as much as he thinks he does, and at one stage almost made me think he had found a cure for constipation with a particularly close encounter with a dock, and then another with a buoy, and then yet another with a moored vessel.

It did explain however why his boat had a lot of dabs of paint on the hull, and why I was not too eager to go sailing with him again in a hurry.

I came home and looked through YouTube for a video that could explain to him why doing what he did was not effective.

That aside, I did come across MANY videos by professional sailors covering all aspects of sailing that engrossed me for a couple of hours. Even those of us who may know a particular technique, can always find some little trick to add to the repertory of knowledge. As for me, I found heaps of things that I was doing wrong in many areas, and even more things I didnt know at all

With your permission, and a low impact on C.F's SQL database as its streamed off site, I offer this basic technique via video of using a spring line in harbour. Something which would have helped enormously yesterday had I have been permitted to do it on entry and exit.

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Yeah now try doing that solo in someplace with a tide like Maine. These MD people have their pants too high on their waist.
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Yeah now try doing that solo in someplace with a tide like Maine. These MD people have their pants too high on their waist.
2nd video, water like a millpond and he still struggled.
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Re: Boating refresher tips. Tricks and techniques in video.

I say all of this this only because of my own historical inadequacy in a REAL situation and continued nightmare, waking up in sweats.

btw: I was not impressed with his line handling -- not use, but the way he holds and handles the line. Appears to me uncomfortable. I think he's a wrabbit sniffer.
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