5 best yachting weather apps
Denis Korablev
  • 01.11.2021
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5 best yachting weather apps

Yachtsmen, when deciding whether to go to sea today or not, are guided primarily by the weather. How can I find out the weather forecast if the voyage has been going on for several days? Weather forecast applications help out in such cases.
We set up the water supply and sewerage of the yacht
Denis Korablev
  • 01.11.2021
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We set up the water supply and sewerage of the yacht

Surprisingly, small boats require regular water supply, although there is plenty of water overboard. Lack of water on a yacht can spoil the mood for a long time, and a good rest will not work.
What can kill a boat motor
Denis Korablev
  • 29.10.2021
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What can kill a boat motor

Did you carefully read the operating instructions when you purchased the outboard motor? Few boat owners will answer in the affirmative, most just skimmed through the illustrations. The engine, although iron, also requires care.
What is a spinnaker and how to operate it
Denis Korablev
  • 29.10.2021
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What is a spinnaker and how to operate it

Sailing regattas always attract a lot of spectators. The sails are inflated with a favorable wind, and the ship runs across the sea towards adventure. The huge sail, named with the romantic English word "spinnaker", adorns cruising and racing yachts.
5 main nautical nodes
Denis Korablev
  • 28.10.2021
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5 main nautical nodes

Marine knots are considered the most reliable. For a long time, first fishermen and then sailors learned to skillfully handle ropes. These skills have been passed down from generation to generation, and they are still relevant today. Training at a sailing school begins with the study of nautical knots, since everyone who wants to conquer the sea space on small ships is obliged to master the skill of their implementation.
If there is a storm - how to prepare a yacht
Denis Korablev
  • 28.10.2021
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If there is a storm - how to prepare a yacht

In the autumn-spring period, storms quite often, and in summer, strong winds are not uncommon, so the issue of ensuring the protection of the yacht is always relevant. A small sailboat can weather a storm much better than a large motorboat. To a greater extent, it depends on the experience and cohesion of the crew, the technical condition of the yacht, and careful preparation.
Yacht fire - what to do and how to minimize damage
Denis Korablev
  • 27.10.2021
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Yacht fire - what to do and how to minimize damage

A fire on a sailing ship is extremely dangerous, as the fire spreads instantly and can destroy the yacht in just 5 minutes. At sea, the crew members do not have to rely on someone's help, she simply will not have time to come. A yacht is a kind of "floating bomb" made of combustible materials (wood and plastic) and, in addition, has gas and fuel tanks on board!
What qualities a good captain should have
Denis Korablev
  • 27.10.2021
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What qualities a good captain should have

Sometimes yacht owners prefer to hire a captain and a professional crew in order to enjoy the sea voyage without worries. It happens that the captain is hired to help the crew members work out certain skills. The captain is responsible for the safety of the vessel, for the life and health of passengers and crew.
What modern hybrid yachts are today
Denis Korablev
  • 26.10.2021
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What modern hybrid yachts are today

Recently, a new trend has been observed in shipbuilding: the development of environmentally friendly and multifunctional yachts. Increasingly, boats are being produced with hybrid engines that use thermal and electrical energy.
3 best sailing navigation apps
Denis Korablev
  • 26.10.2021
  • 599

3 best sailing navigation apps

McConaghy boats built the Adastra trimaran, which was 140 feet long. In Monaco, this luxury yacht won the 2013 ShowBoats Design Awards in three nominations at a ceremony. Controlling the yacht from an iPad tablet (within a radius of 50 meters) was recognized as an original technical solution.
Why do people sail
Denis Korablev
  • 25.10.2021
  • 424

Why do people sail

Yachting covers a wide range of activities: choose a yacht (buy or rent), master basic boat handling skills, determine the direction of sailing and plan a route, consider the types of water activities (diving - for young people, swimming in the sea - for children, and skiing water skiing is welcomed by people of all ages) or passive (eg fishing).
Tips for choosing marine binoculars
Denis Korablev
  • 25.10.2021
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Tips for choosing marine binoculars

Binoculars were invented over 400 years ago based on data from the creation of a telescope. Summarizing the experience of Dutch scientists, the great Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei designed binoculars in 1609, applying his knowledge of physics and mathematics. The purpose of the binoculars is to observe objects in the distance.
Highlights of the carriage of motor catamarans
Denis Korablev
  • 22.10.2021
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Highlights of the carriage of motor catamarans

Every year in Russia, catamarans are gaining popularity, attracting high stability, internal volume, horizontal deck. Catamaran transportation is usually associated with the need to deliver the goods to the buyer. It is also often required to transport the vessel to the wintering place or to the reservoir.
Yachting in Italy: islands of the Tuscan archipelago
Denis Korablev
  • 22.10.2021
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Yachting in Italy: islands of the Tuscan archipelago

The Tuscan archipelago is a group of islands located between the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas. The largest of them is the famous Elba Island. All islands are included in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park - the largest marine national park in the Mediterranean.
Duties of a watchman
Denis Korablev
  • 21.10.2021
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Duties of a watchman

The main task of the captain is to ensure the safety of any vessel. When planning a voyage with long, as well as night transitions, it is necessary to draw up a watch schedule. A clear organization of watches is the most important element of safety. On yachts, four-hour shifts are predominantly assigned, allowing sufficient time to rest, which reduces the physical and psychological fatigue of the crew.
Yachting in the Philippines: the exotic island of Palawan
Denis Korablev
  • 21.10.2021
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Yachting in the Philippines: the exotic island of Palawan

The Philippines is a state in Southeast Asia, located on seven thousand islands spread like a necklace in the Pacific Ocean. Today, the Philippines can offer tourists from all over the world various types of recreation. For example, the island of Boracay attracts lovers of relaxing beach holidays, people go to Bohol to observe amazing primates - tarsiers, and Palawan is very popular among divers.
Yachting in Hawaii: attractions of Maui
Denis Korablev
  • 20.10.2021
  • 475

Yachting in Hawaii: attractions of Maui

Maui is one of the amazing islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for its unusual nature, outstanding beaches and local culture. The island is home to many cultural attractions, as well as tourist centers that influence its development.
How to make a frame tent for wintering with your own hands
Denis Korablev
  • 20.10.2021
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How to make a frame tent for wintering with your own hands

When preparing for winter, the main task is to protect the vessel from bad weather and precipitation. Not everyone has the opportunity to hide a yacht in a special room, so yachtsmen invent various ways to preserve their property. Many people prefer a frame awning, since it is easy to make it yourself.
Emergency procedures
Denis Korablev
  • 19.10.2021
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Emergency procedures

When preparing for a sea cruise, it is impossible to foresee absolutely all situations. What can make the crew leave the ship within 5 minutes? Fire or threat to go under water with the yacht! In such cases, there is no time to think, before the beginning of the voyage, the actions of each member of the team should be worked out to automatism.
Travel to Mozambique: the unforgettable Bazaruto archipelago
Denis Korablev
  • 19.10.2021
  • 574

Travel to Mozambique: the unforgettable Bazaruto archipelago

Bazaruto is an archipelago within the Republic of Mozambique, located in the western part of the Indian Ocean and considered one of the most beautiful places not only in the country, but throughout the continent. Of the 5 islands in its composition, 2 of the smallest are uninhabited, and the rest have small villages.