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Issue 162

8th March 2022

Alex Q: Competant Crew!

Okay so it’s not got quite the same ring to it as Thomas Magnum: Private Eye, or Elizabeth Windsor: Queen of England, but it’ll do for me. As promised, I wasted no time getting back aboard the Amelie Rose and here’s my report on what it’s like to “do” your Competant Crew aboard her…

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Boat Handling under Engine – Part Six: “You want me to park WHERE?!”

In the previous article we had a look at parking up when the touchdown zone was a nice long stretch of pontoon, but what about when it’s a wall, piles or even (shudder) a finger berth? As our series on boat handling under engine comes to an end, Skipper Nic looks at a few of the more, esoteric, landings we might be required to perform.

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Boat Handling Under Engine – Part 4: “Gliding, Warping and Winding”

Gliding, warping and winding sound more like the pastimes of a pilot, a Star Trek fan and a horologist but as the Skipper points out, they’re techniques that can also come in handy when manoeuvring traditional long keel vessels around a harbour too. This time they continue their series on close quarters boat handling under engine by looking at ferry gliding and a couple of rope tricks.

read more

Boat Handling Under Engine – Part 3: “Let’s turn this ship around!”

In the last article we looked at ways to get our boats heading backwards without offering too much entertainment to the harbour-side gawkers. However, the vast majority of us are going to feel far happier when we’ve got our little ships heading the “right” way once more. This time, as our series on close quarters boat handling under engine continues, the Skipper tackles turning around.

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Boat Handling Under Engine, Part 2 – “She doesn’t DO reverse!”

In the last Skills School we discussed ways to extract ourselves from our alongside berth without undue drama. But still we’ve got to work our way out to the fairway buoy before we can stow our fenders with confidence. Continuing our series on handling long-keel boats under engine, let us begin to look at some techniques that will see us out to sea with the minimum of fuss, beginning with that nemesis of all long-keel boat skippers; reversing.

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Post: Amelie Rose, Harbour Office, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. SO42 7XB.

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Topsail Tattler

No snoozing, just newsing

Issue 162

8th March 2022

Alex Q: Competant Crew!

Okay so it’s not got quite the same ring to it as Thomas Magnum: Private Eye, or Elizabeth Windsor: Queen of England, but it’ll do for me. As promised, I wasted no time getting back aboard the Amelie Rose and here’s my report on what it’s like to “do” your Competant Crew aboard her…

read more

Boat Handling under Engine – Part Six: “You want me to park WHERE?!”

In the previous article we had a look at parking up when the touchdown zone was a nice long stretch of pontoon, but what about when it’s a wall, piles or even (shudder) a finger berth? As our series on boat handling under engine comes to an end, Skipper Nic looks at a few of the more, esoteric, landings we might be required to perform.

read more

Boat Handling Under Engine – Part 4: “Gliding, Warping and Winding”

Gliding, warping and winding sound more like the pastimes of a pilot, a Star Trek fan and a horologist but as the Skipper points out, they’re techniques that can also come in handy when manoeuvring traditional long keel vessels around a harbour too. This time they continue their series on close quarters boat handling under engine by looking at ferry gliding and a couple of rope tricks.

read more

Boat Handling Under Engine – Part 3: “Let’s turn this ship around!”

In the last article we looked at ways to get our boats heading backwards without offering too much entertainment to the harbour-side gawkers. However, the vast majority of us are going to feel far happier when we’ve got our little ships heading the “right” way once more. This time, as our series on close quarters boat handling under engine continues, the Skipper tackles turning around.

read more

Boat Handling Under Engine, Part 2 – “She doesn’t DO reverse!”

In the last Skills School we discussed ways to extract ourselves from our alongside berth without undue drama. But still we’ve got to work our way out to the fairway buoy before we can stow our fenders with confidence. Continuing our series on handling long-keel boats under engine, let us begin to look at some techniques that will see us out to sea with the minimum of fuss, beginning with that nemesis of all long-keel boat skippers; reversing.

read more

Latest Stories

Sections

Tag Cloud

Archives

Let's stay in touch...

Topsail Adventures Ltd

Phone: +44 (0)800 773 4264

Email: ahoy@topsail-adventures.co.uk

Post: Amelie Rose, Harbour Office, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. SO42 7XB.

Registered Company Number: 6000046

VAT Registration No. 898-7989-03

Site design by Topsail Adventures Ltd. © 2021 Topsail Adventures Ltd.

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