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11.10.2016
Why is boat length measured in feet?

Why is boat length measured in feet?
You can often hear that someone owns a yacht that is 30 feet long. But why not just say that the size of my yacht is 9.14 meters? This is much clearer. Why is it always feet that are used to indicate the length of boats, and not the meters familiar to us?

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17.01.2016
The inner world of binoculars

Two parallel, side by side, with the same structure telescopes, become binoculars, thanks to the so-called bridge that connects them.

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07.06.2014
Training at the German yachting school Hanseatishe Yachtschule Glucksburg

It all started with a crazy idea of a friend to go to study at the German yachting school Hanseatishe Yachtschule Glucksburg (DHH) in the city of Glucksburg. Spending time on the cold May Baltic Sea instead of the supposed wallowing in the warm sands of Egypt was not part of my plans, but the desire to escape from the noisy metropolis and everyday routine did its job, and I began to pack my suitcases.

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20.01.2013
8 points from the stern

The behavior of the vessel during strong gusts of wind from the stern depends on the strength of the waves and the type of yacht. Therefore, it is impossible to give universal recommendations on how to behave in such situations. However, you can use the experience of others to be prepared for any course of events at sea.

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20.01.2013
Good Maritime Practice Short Course: Anchor Surveying

Regardless of whether we are shooting under an engine or under sails, we will definitely turn on the engine if we choose the anchor end (chain) with an electric capstan. In addition, moving at a low speed to the anchor, we facilitate the work of the capstan. In any case, the anchor maneuver consists of a series of sequential standard operations (Fig. 1).

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19.01.2013
Rescue on a raft

In addition to equipment, which includes, for example, a floating anchor, oars, repair materials and a pump, liferafts should also be equipped with appropriate accessories in accordance with the characteristics of the water area. In accordance with ISO 9650 (Type I or II), the liferaft must be equipped with a double bottom and particularly bright external lighting.

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18.01.2013
Rodkicker in detail

Rodkicker

Kicker has a big advantage over simple guys: thanks to an integrated spring or even a full-fledged gas shock absorber, the boom with a kicker can not only be pulled down, but also serve as a support.

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07.01.2013
Genoa twists

With the help of the Genoese staysail twist devices, it is possible not only to remove most of the sail panel in the shortest possible time, but, to some extent, also effectively reef it. By pulling on the reef seasons, on the forehead, you can change the position of the sail profile, into which the luff is folded.

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05.04.2012
Inner World: Head Stoppers

The halyard stoppers must withstand a pull of hundreds of kilograms, and the tackle moving inside must be maintained so that its shell does not break and the core slides in the clamp.

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