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Forum: Learning to Sail   11-11-2013
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How a distress flare helps in locating the boat in distress

When a boat at sea needs help and fires a distress flare, can another boat locate this boat just based on the distress flare? How? Will the radar help pin point the co ordinates of the distress flare...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,312
Posted By eagles_dare13
re: Jib vs Genoa vs Spinnaker

Thank you. Can you please elaborate what you mean by 100% foretriangle?
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,312
Posted By eagles_dare13
Jib vs Genoa vs Spinnaker

My understanding is:
1.Gib is the most basic kind of foresail
2.Genoa is a large jib
3.Spinnaker is a colorful genoa.

Is this correct?
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By eagles_dare13
Is the halyard the only support for the boom

I went on an 18 ft sailboat and I saw that the only thing holding the boom in place was the halyard. When we were fiddling with the halayrd to attach the mainsail to the halyard, the boom fell on the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-09-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,733
Posted By eagles_dare13
Why port tack gives way to starboard tack

What is the reason behind the rule :Port tack gives way to starboard tack
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