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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-25-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 7,262
Posted By burlesque
Mostup to date references I can find to Mayday...

Mostup to date references I can find to Mayday calls (inc. GMDSS procedures) refer to the vessell or persons in grave or imminent danger. I suggest you use Mayday - who is going to argue?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-25-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,878
Posted By burlesque
Take a long, heavy line Attach one end to a cleat...

Take a long, heavy line Attach one end to a cleat coil the remainder, hanging on to the end. When near enough, lasso the buoy - the line will sink, looped around the mooring chain. Haul in and make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 12,304
Posted By burlesque
Kept my boat on a mooring buoy for years - best...

Kept my boat on a mooring buoy for years - best place, no springs and fenders or tricky docking maneuvers. I used chain, shackled and moused to the buoy, with a plastic covered loop in the other end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 12,304
Posted By burlesque
I kept my boat on a mooring buoy for years. Best...

I kept my boat on a mooring buoy for years. Best place for it. I suggest you use chain, shackled and moused. You can put a loop in the other end using a shackle and cover the loop in plastic tubing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By burlesque
MOBs and Cardinals questions

As an Englishman exploring US East Coast waters I am amazed that American boats do not carry what I call a danbuoy and you call a MOB pole. The first problem in a MOB situation is to keep the victim...
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