Should I Buy A Plastic Sextant Or A Metal Sextant?

Thursday, 31st of August 2023

The sextant has been a precise, practical and pivotal piece of nautical navigation since the eighteenth century, helping sailors to determine the angle between two objects and measure the altitude of celestial bodies.

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9 Marine Chart Plotting Instruments You Need To Own

Tuesday, 30th of May 2023

Navigational plotting tools and instruments are vital components for plotting and measuring directions on nautical charts. From calculators to compasses, protractors to pencils: these items may seem like "the basics" but they're actually seafaring staples

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How Do You Broadcast A Mayday Emergency Boat Distress Call?

Tuesday, 28th of February 2023

‘Mayday’ is a procedure word used as an emergency distress call by mariners: ‘only to be used in the case of grave and imminent danger to a vessel or persons; such as a fire, sinking, man overboard or similar situation.' This over-the-radio voice procedure

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What's The Difference Between Nautical Twilight And Civil Twilight?

Tuesday, 29th of November 2022

The golden glow of twilight is a familiar phenomenon to those that love to watch the sun slip away under the horizon. As daylight dims into the complete darkness of evening and night, many of us relish the chance to observe this tranquil transitioning period,

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What Are Admiralty Sailing Directions?

Wednesday, 31st of August 2022

In the sailing world, there are many different publications that are useful to sailors of any skill level. However, only a few hold the authority of Sailing Directions. Whether you're sailing on the other side of the world or you're keeping your boating adventures

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