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It would a great time sailing off shore. What a great time.
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Those are all very good ideas. Some are new and very usefull for me. Listening a stereo, or i-pods are not good ideas. If you are on a watch you'd better be alert and listening to the boat.
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we use a regular cheepo wrist watch that beeps the hour and i only read in cockpit during day--at nite i read sky and absorb nature----is difficult enough to read the sea at night without moon --donot need other distractions--i found music is a very strong distraction when the sa and the boat ar rmusic in and of themselves....LOL....and i never sleep on watch.....have to remain alert---i also fish by trolling in daylight hours---
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[QUOTE=imagine2frolic;356405]One thing I have found handy when having to have newbies hand steer. Is that left is less when keeping a heading.[/QUOTE]

The way I always taught it is that the compass does not turn, the plane/helicopter/boat turns around the compass and left turns the numbers get smaller.

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"Cleanliness is next to godliness"

Having done a 21 day passage from Honolulu to the PNW, I learned that staying clean is essential, especially when hot bunking. At least every second day I went in the head, stripped off and wiped myself down with a slightly soapy wash cloth.

We had one crew member who developed distinct (distink) odour. Fortunately I was not hot bunking with him. But it did lead to some dissension among the crew.

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Re: Advice to an Offshore First-Timer

Great post and must a read by every crewmember on my boat!
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