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24 Mar 2019

Diesel Bug – how to prevent it.

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Diesel bug is a cause of many break downs for both sail and motor yachts alike. In this article I am going to explain what it is. Then, I am going to explain how you can check for it and prevent it. What is Diesel Bug? So what is diesel bug then? Diesel bug is...
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15 Mar 2019

Day Shapes – Guide and Free Download

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The term Day Shapes refers to a series of black geometric shapes that identify vessels as having certain special characteristics. I know what you’re thinking. What the hell does that mean Noel?! Well, boats can need to have extra sea room and be given some extra space by other boats. This could be because they...
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9 Mar 2019

Colregs Sound Signals – Free Download

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Rule 34 – Manoeuvring and Warning Signals This is the only guide to the Colregs sound signals you are ever going to need. On this page we have explanation videos for you as well as easy to understand pictures. BONUS you can get all the info you need with our free download. The IRPCS or...
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6 Mar 2019

Day Skipper IRPCS Revision Sheet

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🆓 Free Download 🆓 Are you ready to take on the Day Skipper IRPCS Revision sheet? This is a tough one so don’t underestimate it. It’s more comprehensive than our Powerboat Revision Sheet as the RYA Day Skipper course is a step up in knowledge. We want to know: What do the buoys mean and...
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5 Mar 2019

Powerboat IRPCS Revision Sheet

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We’ve developed a new powerboat IRPCS revision aid for you to use if you are taking, or are interested in taking, powerboat courses. It contains everything in the syllabus for the RYA Powerboat level 2 and Intermediate courses. The subjects you can revise on the sheet are: Bouyage Day Shapes Vessel Lights Sound Signals Collision...
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5 Jan 2019

Tidal Definitions video animation

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This Tidal Definitions video forms part of our Tides Masterclass which is coming soon. It’s important when we are learning to navigate that we understand what the different tidal definitions refer to. If we don’t then we run the risk of calamity by using incorrect reference points. This could mean running aground, hitting a rocky...
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