Yearly Archives: 2011

How to Use Marine Radar

Most of the twin engine vessels I teach aboard have radar. A client has just purchased a larger vessel for sport fishing and it is equipped with chart plotter/radar. We were on the water for two hours to show him … Continue reading

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Boat Galley With Two Burner Stove

Cooking on a boat’s two burner galley stove takes planning and preparation to feed your crew. My first experience was outfitting, menu planning and provisioning¬† boats with two burner alcohol stoves and an icebox. 3 tips for managing your galley:

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VHF Radio Signal Checks and Readability Scale

It is sometimes necessary to verify that your transmitter and receiver are operational. This can be done by: 1. establishing contact on the working channel and conducting your tests (the actual wording of the test is given in the example … Continue reading

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Calling on VHF Radio

The calling examples used are sample call signs only. Before transmitting, listen for a period long enough to ensure that harmful interference to transmissions already in progress is not likely to occur. If such interference seems likely, wait until the … Continue reading

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Expressing Numbers and Time on VHF Marine Radio

Numbers Expressed in Words 0 – ZERO 1 – ONE 2 – TWO 3 – THREE 4 – FOUR 5 – FIVE 6 – SIX 7 – SEVEN 8 – EIGHT 9 – NINE . – DECIMAL ?,000 – THOUSAND … Continue reading

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