Watching the Weather While Boating
Watching the Weather While Boating
Tuesday, 28th of October 2014

"It was like just before the Sun goes to bed down on the bayou...There was over a million sparkles on the water" - Forrest GumpMuch as we wish we could write an entire blog on the many breathtaking sights of natural beauty to be found on the water (like in

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Guide to Famous Galleons
Guide to Famous Galleons
Wednesday, 22nd of October 2014

When it comes to passenger boat design, the features serving perfunctory purpose of a vessel is hardly its most notable aspect. Whilst heavy cargo isn't so concerned with its surrounding appearances, vessels designed to ship people across the oceans put appearances

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Glossary of Nautical Terms
Glossary of Nautical Terms
Friday, 10th of October 2014

Since Sea Chest first set sail, and since we started writing our little sailor's blog, we've covered numerous topics and tutorials that every seafarer would enjoy perusing, from knowing how to Plot on a Nautical Map to understanding the growing world of Electronic

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The History of Nautical Navigation
The History of Nautical Navigation
Wednesday, 27th of August 2014

When you take home a paper chart from Seachest, you're not just buying a map, but a bona fide piece of history. Whether Admiralty or Imray, every marine chart is an updated version of a previous attempt to map our expansive oceans, with some of the precursors

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How to Use a Sextant
How to Use a Sextant
Thursday, 14th of August 2014

With a structure and shape both marvellous and perplexing, the humble Sextant is a sight quickly spotted by anyone wishing to pursue the high seas. First introduced in its iconic, 60° form in 1759 by John Bird, it's gone from its support-necessitated size

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The World's Roughest Seas
The World's Roughest Seas
Tuesday, 29th of July 2014

   Why would anyone sail in that?!" is often a question you'll hear asked when images like the one above pop up on news feeds or on TV. Embracing rough seas and standing up to stormy weather isn't the goal of most sailors, and indeed sometimes it's more

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