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Old 02-25-2013
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First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

When you turn on the motor, you are no longer sailing. Thus, "come about", "tack", and "jibe" cease to be relevant terms. You would use neither term in that case. In that case, the more proper terminology would be "right (or left) turn to course to xx deg" or "turn xx deg to starboard (or port).

Even though the OOD yelled "Come ABOUT!" in the movie Titanic before hitting the iceberg, that was incorrect because the helmsman would have no idea which direction to turn - right or left.
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