Mariners’ Minutes...Tips and Tidbits from Our Library
Cut and Run . . . (hasty departure)
This expression dates back to the days of square-rigged sailing ships when, on occasion, the urgent need to get under way could be anticipated. In preparation, sails were secured to the yards with light ropeyarn that could be cut to let the canvas fall quickly, thus enabling the ship to sail at once. Figuratively, one cuts and runs when making an unceremonious and hasty departure.
--From When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay/Isil
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When Mike Plant was lost at sea 20 years ago en route to France to race his high-tech boat Coyote in the Vendee Globe, the sailing world held its breath. Now, the story is told.
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Veteran Sailor Tom Lochhaas reveals through riveting stories, the real ways sailors come to grief. The truth will surprise and educate you.
Nothing improves your odds of collision avoidance better than radar. Having a radar aboard is different from knowing how to use it--this book or ebook gives you all you need to really know your radar.
Nigel Calder has done it again--this update of How to Read a Nautical Chart tells you ALL you need to know to understand and use paper and electronic charts to keep you safe and off the rocks. Full color.
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Captain Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power is back, updated by Denis Umstot and now available to help you plan that transatlantic trip or circumnavigation in your powerboat.