Top 10 Sea Adventure Movies
Top 10 Sea Adventure Movies
Friday, 21st of November 2014

Since its earliest days, cinema has depicted all sorts of ocean-bound ventures, from maritime and naval expeditions of note, to fantastical voyages based on pre-Columbus myths. For the average person who's accumulative boat experience won't equal more than

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What Makes The World's Roughest Seas So Dangerous?
What Makes The World's Roughest Seas So Dangerous?
Tuesday, 4th of November 2014

Quite a few months ago now, we created a list of just a few of the World's Roughest Seas and detailed a little bit of what makes them so treacherous. Turbulent, or perhaps even violent oceans have been a hindrance to sailors throughout history; making some

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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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