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MULTIHULLS Part 2

The Disadvantages and Sailing Terms

Disadvantages— In serious wind and seas, a monohull sailor can, if absolutely exhausted and no longer able to steer, strike all sail, lock all hatches, and go below to wait it out and hope for the best. A well-found boat will most likely allow this.

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Multihulls- Part 1

History -The catamaran is one of the oldest types of craft known. The word Catamaran has its origin in Malayan language — Catu (to tie) and Maran ( log).  Early Polynesians would lash two large canoes together and sail a whole village’s worth people from one village to another,

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Sailing: Person Overboard!

 Most one man-overboard drills usually consist of throwing over a cushion and returningto pick it up by the strap.  A good sized fireplace log is a better way to do the practice because it is much more awkward to get aboard.

   There are four important steps to retrieving a person who has gone overboard.

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Running Aground And Getting Off When Boating

In every sailor’s life lurks the inevitability of an eventual grounding. If you’re a sailor and you haven’t yet run aground, chances are very good that one day you will.

What to do When Running Aground

DON’T PANIC —

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Around the World Solo Teen Sailing: Is it Safe?

register  Crazy, courageous, or something else, teens are casting off on a global sailing adventure. With the circumstance of Abby Sunderland, teen world circumnavigation is getting lots of press. But this is not something new with the likes of Robin Lee Graham, who as a teenager set out to sail around the world alone,

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Seafood Recipes: There’s nothing better than a simple piece of baked cod!

Seafood Recipes revealed! Learn seafood cooking from genuine sea salts! Fisherman, sailors, mariners! There’s nothing better than a simple piece of baked codThere’s nothing better than a simple piece of baked cod, but this sauce is kinda nice!  Lime-Cilantro Aioli A friend shared this wonderful recipe with me and I’d like to pass it on!

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Leaving a Mooring or Dock: Sailing a Triangular Course

Sailing Terms Leaving a Mooring Under Sail  A mooring is a stationary anchor for a boat. Instead of anchoring your boat each time after you have sailed, you simply tie up to a mooring. This is most appropriate for those who keep their boat in one area such as a harbor or right in front of their home.

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