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  1. How Dangerous?

    Seamanship & Navigation
    With the loss of the French boat 'Tao' three sailboats have sunk in the western north Atlantic in the last month! It is amazing that only 4 lives were lost. Loss of Yacht ?Tao? Last Fall, if memory serves me correctly, 5 boats were severely damaged in the Salty Dawg Rally! All of these boats...
  2. How a distress flare helps in locating the boat in distress

    Learning to Sail
    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 and hence the boat?
  3. How Many Have a Liferaft?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm curious how many people have liferafts aboard? Are you primarily a coastal or bluewater sailor?
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