: Seamanship Articles


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  1. Advice to an Offshore First-Timer
  2. Loose Foot vs. Attached—What's Best?
  3. Details from a Delivery
  4. Can You Buy Safety?
  5. Trimming Your Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  6. Inside the Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  7. Lightning Strike!
  8. Gulf Stream Tracking
  9. Sea Terms and Phrases
  10. Boat Etiquette
  11. Advanced Electronic Charting
  12. All About Charts, Part Two
  13. All About Charts
  14. Signal Flags
  15. Avoiding Heavy Weather
  16. Mastering the Med Moor
  17. Understanding Time for Navigation
  18. Deadly Serious about Booms
  19. Turning Passengers into Crew
  20. Shifting Gears Upwind, Part Two
  21. Blown Away
  22. Better Than Bowlines
  23. Tow or Salvage?
  24. General Navigation Techniques
  25. Reflections on Cruising Instruments
  26. Working in a Bosun's Chair
  27. When Docking, Easy Does It
  28. In Praise of the RDF
  29. Headsail Reefing Basics
  30. Rethinking Sinking
  31. Corrections to Sextant Observations
  32. Hurricane Watch
  33. Eye in the Sky
  34. The Second Anchor
  35. Flying the Flag
  36. Basic Celestial Concepts
  37. Shifting Gears in Light and Variable Wind
  38. The Dangers of Cruising, Part Two
  39. Protecting Ourselves from the Elements
  40. Cruising without an Engine
  41. Navigation Phases
  42. The Folklore of Weather
  43. Lightning Examined
  44. Critters Aboard
  45. Dead Reckoning Calculations
  46. Rounding Cape Hatteras
  47. The Human Factor
  48. The Basics of Reefing
  49. Waves and Boat Stability
  50. Lines of Position, Bearings, and Fixes
  51. Preparing an Abandon-Ship Bag
  52. Rogue Waves
  53. The Art and Science of Standing Watch
  54. Using Tidal Current Tables
  55. Surface Weather Overview
  56. Using Two Anchors
  57. Treating Common Onboard Injuries
  58. Encounters of the Large Kind
  59. The Long Way Back, Part Three
  60. The Importance of DR
  61. Negotiating Bridges
  62. Rules of the Road
  63. Mediterranean Mooring
  64. One Source for Weather?
  65. Tacking and Jibing a Multihull
  66. Basic Thoughts on Tides
  67. Tidal Mysteries
  68. Power from Above—the Jet Stream
  69. Using Tide Tables
  70. Nature's Cruising Schedule
  71. Sinking at the Dock
  72. Wind, Waves, and Sailors
  73. The Perfect Anchor Rode
  74. Touching Bottom
  75. Cruiser's Medical Plan
  76. Understanding Rogue Waves
  77. The Path to Lightning Protection
  78. The Beauty of the Jury Rig
  79. Understanding Tidal Currents
  80. How to Slow Down and Stop
  81. Dealing with Extreme Weather
  82. Planning the First Ocean Passage
  83. Hurricane Season
  84. The Power of the Kedge
  85. Fire on Board!
  86. The Science of Hurricanes
  87. Modern Crew Overboard Rescues
  88. Transiting the Panama Canal
  89. Docking with Grace and Skill
  90. Light Lists, Lighthouses, and Visible Ranges
  91. Dealing with Seasickness
  92. The Wonders of Radar
  93. First Sail of the Season
  94. Running Fixes
  95. Sending Out a Mayday
  96. Let’s Hear it for the Buoys
  97. Repacking the Liferaft
  98. Seven Fun Ways to Anchor
  99. Pump it Out
  100. Working With the Stars—Celestial Navigation
  101. Anchoring Control
  102. Choosing Charts
  103. Resolving Onboard Conflicts
  104. Sailing Myth and Reality
  105. At Odds with the Weather Gods
  106. Testing Your Sail Trim Knowledge
  107. The Delicate Art of Preventing Seasickness
  108. Dangerous Seafood
  109. Captains and Admirals
  110. Sail Repair 101
  111. Sailing Basics
  112. Leaving the Marina with Grace and Panache
  113. The Third Essential
  114. The Amazing Albatross
  115. Is the Red Sea Red?
  116. The Chemistry of Leadership
  117. Choosing Anchors, Rodes, and Windlasses
  118. Fire Aboard
  119. Beyond the Bucket Brigade
  120. It's Gift Time
  121. Expecting the Unexpected
  122. Is There any Seamanship in the America's Cup?
  123. Understanding Apparent Wind
  124. The Wreck of the Portland
  125. Downwind Passagemaking
  126. Crossing a Harbor Bar
  127. Taking Action in Emergencies
  128. Avoiding Collisions at Sea—A Proactive Approach
  129. Anchoring in Small Spaces
  130. Sailing Under the Storm Trysail
  131. The Other Man
  132. Lightning Protection Techniques
  133. On Board E-Mail
  134. Offshore Crewing Basics
  135. General or Specific Charts
  136. Storm Tactics
  137. Dumping on Sailors
  138. Retrieving Unconscious COB
  139. Understanding Rescue Methods
  140. Adjusting the Backstay
  141. Taking Magnetic Bearings
  142. GPS Charts
  143. The Greatest Navigator
  144. Which Watch is Best?
  145. Crew Overboard
  146. Handling under Bare Poles
  147. Medical Issues for Cruisers Part One
  148. The Psychology of Hurricanes
  149. Double—Heading
  150. Using a Drifter
  151. Sailing to Save the World
  152. Running Lights
  153. Dog Watch Defined?
  154. Splice vs. Knot
  155. SailNet’s Summer Reading List
  156. Devising a Better Bilge Pump
  157. Global Sailing Routes
  158. Headsail Trimming Basics
  159. The Mechanics of Mooring
  160. Tornadoes and the VOR
  161. Watch Keeping Advice
  162. Seamanship and the VOR
  163. Optimizing Your Downwind Performance
  164. Prepare for the Unexpected
  165. Navigating with Radar
  166. Reducing Propwalk
  167. Weather for 'Round-the-World Sailing
  168. In Search of Sea Room
  169. Help! We're Sinking!
  170. After the Storm
  171. Emergency Steering
  172. Offshore Safety Made Simple
  173. The Sea's Living Lore
  174. Sailing With a Master Mariner
  175. Barnacle Poisoning?
  176. Adjustable Sheet Leads
  177. Using a Cow Hitch
  178. Routing Principles Redefined
  179. Thoughts on COB Retrieval
  180. Sea Snakes
  181. Against the Odds
  182. Navigation Basics
  183. Maintaining Safety Gear
  184. The Philosophy of Cross-Training
  185. The Great Windlass Debate
  186. Overboard Emergencies
  187. Understanding Weather Helm
  188. Defining the Doldrums
  189. Good Planning and Bad Planning
  190. SSB Radio Grounds
  191. Beware October 20
  192. Grounded by Gloria
  193. West Coast Journey
  194. Communications Made Easy
  195. That Damn Tide
  196. Flying the Flag
  197. Navigational Share Ware
  198. Ingredients for a Good Leader
  199. Plotting Equipment
  200. Surviving on Salt Water
  201. Philippine Routing Dilemma
  202. The Crew Members' Manifesto
  203. Sailing Around the World
  204. Caribbean Wind Strategy
  205. Comparing Storm Tactics
  206. The Perils of Piracy
  207. The Mental Game of Seamanship
  208. SWF Seeks Crew
  209. Satellite Weather Images
  210. Assessing Weather via Satellite
  211. Offshore Perils
  212. Surviving the Collision
  213. Betting it All on EPIRBs
  214. Handheld GPS Overview
  215. WAAS and GPS
  216. Contemplating Hurricane Season
  217. Monitoring Weather
  218. Spring Safety Measures
  219. A Sailor's Guide to the Gods
  220. Offshore Communications
  221. The Value of Leadership Offshore
  222. Crew Medical Training
  223. How We Define Seaworthy
  224. Understanding High-Pressure Systems
  225. A Broader Perspective on Sailing
  226. Houseboating Down the Mississippi
  227. Mainsail Twist for Waves
  228. The Making of True Master Mariner
  229. HAM Antennas
  230. An Island in the Stream
  231. A Nearly Doomed Delivery
  232. Having It Both Ways
  233. The Environmentally Aware Sailor
  234. The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome
  235. Considering the Cyclone Season Options
  236. Setting Up Reefing Tackle
  237. The Not-So-Cruel Sea
  238. Sources for Weather Information
  239. Low-Pressure Systems
  240. Safety Essentials
  241. Crew Members Nicknames
  242. Performance Basics for Routing
  243. Reading Weather Fax Charts
  244. Compass Rose Navigation
  245. Crew Safety Briefing—Part Two
  246. Faster than the Wind
  247. High-Frequency Radio Basics
  248. Weather Information Sources
  249. Earning a Captain's License
  250. Tributyl Tin Worries