Monthly Archives: March 2011

Navigation Equipment for Powerboats

Required navigational equipment is a bit different for large and small powerboats but all marine navigation is dependent upon knowing these five things:  Direction,  Speed,  Time,  Distance,  Depth. Since you need to know these five things, you need navigational equipment … Continue reading

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Time By Ship’s Bell

In the days before clocks became a common item on board, a vessel would carry a chronometer. It was the duty of one person to strike the ship’s bell to indicate the time and the changes of the watch. 8 … Continue reading

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Monk 36 Review

Recently a couple chartered a Monk 36′ for three days to complete their Basic Powerboat Standard. It was my first time teaching on a Monk 36′ and I was impressed by the construction and handling of the vessel. This is … Continue reading

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