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Rules for liveaboards 5 and 6

26 Aug

Rule number 5: Boat time is relative

Boats pervert the course of time. When entering a marina, 2 km an hour can be a blistering pace. When fighting against a current (river or tide) 2 km accomplished in an hour is a worthwhile achievement.

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Rules 1 and 2 for liveaboards

26 Aug

Rule Number 1: if you think it might break, consider it broken.

 Things work hard on the boat. For twenty-four hours a day bits of string, wires, bits of plastic, wood and glass, Dacron and aluminium are all at work trying to keep you bobbing safely on top of the water. If you look at something and a fleeting thought enters your brain that perhaps you should tighten it, replace it, tie it down, put another doofy on it, then do it. Straightaway

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Introducing Rules for Liveaboard sailors

26 Aug

10 rules for live aboard sailors

I wrote an e-book whilst we were sailing and I thought instead of publishing it for our ashtonsafloat friends as a PDF, I’d publish it as a series of articles for the site.  So here is the introduction. Continue reading