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Sailing Knot Secrets – 10 Seconds to Safer Sailing Knots!

A turn (left) allows the knot to slide along a rail, lifeline, or piling. Make a full round turn (right) <i>before</i> you tie a slippery knot like the bowline.

It’s amazing what a difference a properly tied knot can make, but even the best of us make mistakes now an again. Captain John from www.skippertips.com gives us some surefire ways to make sure our knots stay tight. How many … Continue reading

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What year had the most named tropical storms in the Atlantic basin (including subtropical storms)? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations … Continue reading

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If a bridge clearance is listed at 50 feet and the tide at the moment is two feet, with a mean high tide of eight feet for that region, what it your actual clearance? Hint: Check out the October issue … Continue reading

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Where are you if you are at Lat. 14°36′N and Lon. 61°02′W? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. We learned last week that … Continue reading

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What is the proper name of this knot? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations to Geoff Beebe, who was randomly selected from … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: Animated Knots for Boating

If you need to brush up on your knot skills, there’s an app and a website for that. Animated Knots for Boating not only provides an interactive site providing a listing of knots and what they can and should be … Continue reading

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