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How to Read A Nautical Chart Depth? A Step-by-Step Guide

Reading the depth on a nautical chart depth can be challenging for a beginner boater. However, with a step-by-step guide, it can be easy to get to grips with.

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How to Calculate Nautical Miles On A Chart? All You Need to Know

Distances at sea are measured in nautical miles which are different to land miles. To measure distance on nautical charts, you will need a nautical ruler or dividers, which are specifically designed for use with charts. Calculating nautical miles on

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How to Create a Passage Plan Using A Nautical Chart? A Beginner's Guide

This article will equip you with a useful step-by-step guide to aid you in creating a passage plan, but before we start let's get a better understanding of what the passage plan is, why it’s important and what you should consider.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nautical Chart Symbols: Boat with Ease

Nautical charts contain a wealth of information, including charted depths, key landmarks and navigational aid symbols. Understanding these symbols is crucial for safe navigation.

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How to Read Latitude And Longitude On a Nautical Chart? A Beginners Guide to Chart Calculations

Understanding latitude and longitude on a nautical chart is crucial for safe and accurate navigation. Latitude and longitude are used to pinpoint a vessel's location, plot a course, and avoid obstacles.

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What Is A Nautical Chart? Everything You Need to Know 

A nautical chart, is a specialised map used by mariners to navigate safely and accurately through waterways. These charts provide detailed information about the geography, depths, topography, and other navigational bodies of water.

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Water water everywhere…but what’s in it? Discover the water filters designed to look after your health and protect the environment...

We’re surrounded by water when boating, but how often do we consider how we can help keep the water coming onboard and the water being emitted overboard clean and free from pollution?

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Bahamas itinerary provided by Samboat!

Bahamas sailing itinerary - Turquoise-blue waters, gentle breezes, underwater adventures, and warmth all-around, let's go! Provided by our partners, Samboat, leaders of peer-to-peer boat rentals and professional yacht charters.

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What should you do if your boat capsizes?

Safety First, Second & Third! Safety Tip about What to do if your boat has capsized and Tip to help you avoid capsizing.

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What is GPS?

GPS is a satellite-based navigation system that provides users with positioning navigation and timings services worldwide. GPS can be used for a variety of purposes, including navigation, surveying, and time synchronisation.

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Tutorials

Boat Ramp Fails

Everyone loves a Boat Ramp Fail and we know you shouldn't laugh at other misfortune, but you can learn lots of vital information from these videos for your next trip to the boat ramp.

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How to Pick a Boat Ramp

Here are some top tips on what to look for when looking for a boat ramp to launch your boat from - ramp size, boat ramp features, boat ramp search...

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10 Tips to Launch Your Boat With a Boat Ramp

Our Top 10 Tips to Help Launch Your Boat using a Boat Ramp so you have a great day on the water and look like that cool Captain!

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5 Rules for Boat Ramps

Boat ramp etiquette is a set of rules that every boater should follow when using a boat ramp. These rules are set in place to ensure the safety of everyone around the ramp as well as for you.

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What Side of A Boat Is Port?

Which side of a boat is Port? Which side of the boat is Starboard? Find out the history of where the sailing terms Port & Starboard came from.

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How to tie a boat to the dock

We show you how to tie your boat to a dock or pontoon using a cleat, ring or pile with some handy tips and great how-to videos.

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What is a broach in Sailing?

Find out what a broach is in terms of boats and sailing - The infamous Chinese gybe, wind broach, and a wave broach?

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How to plot a course to steer on a nautical chart

Okay so you’re getting ready to go sailing, your passage plan is done and it’s time to plot your course to steer

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What Safety Equipment is Needed for a Boat - Detailed List and Tips!

If you love boating then you probably know more than most that the sea can be your best friend, and at times, your greatest challenge. Safety kit for you and your boat is the most expensive kit you own that you’ll always wish you never have to use.

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The Best Sailing Videos on YouTube - Our Favourites!

You may not actually be sailing or boating right now but these videos and clips are sure to entertain your nautical side. As we said, this is our list, but if you think we’ve missed something special let us know and we’ll add it on!

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How to Maintain Your Boat During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Many of us are missing our beloved time out on the water. Sailing with our friends and family has been replaced with isolation restrictions, lockdown measures and/or social distancing requirements.

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Who is responsible for avoiding a collision between two boats

We love to sail, as do many other people around the world. This love for the sea inevitably leads to crowded waterways where, just like in a car, you need to know the rules of the road.

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How to become a yachtmaster

So you’ve decided to go for it, you’re going to become a Yachtmaster, brilliant! Now there’s one pesky thing standing in your way, the all important exam.

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Your Essential Boat Departure Checklist

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, it’s almost time to leave land behind and set off! Before you cast off your lines, there are a few essential things you need to do in order to ensure a smooth getaway and a safe and comfortable trip.

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Sailing Tips for Beginners

Sailing looks so easy in the movies. The sun is always shining, the crew are in shorts and the weather is beautiful. Back in the real world however, a little more preparation and planning needs to go into your time on the water.

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Tips for Cruising With Your Dog

Was “man’s best friend” made for boating? One of the great pleasures in life is having a dog as a companion. The other, many of us would argue, is being on a boat.

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Our Guide to Essential Boat Knots for Sailing

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just out for the day, there are few standard boating knots everyone should know. The good news is, it doesn’t matter if you didn’t learn how to tie knots at school, anyone can learn.

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A Packing Survival Guide for Your First Charter

There’s an age-old rule about packing. Lay everything out on the bed, then reduce it by half. The theory? You basically never use most of what you take with you!

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How to Become a Day Skipper

A Day Skipper qualification forms part of a series of courses sailors can undertake such as competent crew, coastal, yachtmaster, yachtmaster instructor and yachtmaster offshore.

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Guide to Using VHF Marine Radio

When you’re out boating it’s likely you’ll need to communicate with others around you (for instance to relay information or to raise an alarm), and the way you do this onboard is via your VHF marine radio.

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Variation and Deviation - what you need to know

You’re off sailing. You’ve plotted your course on the chart, so isn’t it now just a case of reading it off and asking the helm to steer it? Unfortunately not, and here’s why.

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What to Know Before Renting a Boat

With spring on our doorstep many of us are starting to plan our summer holiday, and chartering is likely to be a top contender. At savvy navvy, users from all over the globe are using the app to explore their routes, why not try out yours too!

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How to Enter a Marina at Night

Entering an unfamiliar marina at night, it’s something we’re all advised to avoid and rightly so as it can be dangerous. At some stage in your sailing career however you will find yourself needing to come into a new marina in the dark.

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How to Anchor Your Boat

There are few (if any) topics which generate as much discussion, and as much anxiety among boaters as anchoring.

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How to Enter a Marina Safely

One of the most daunting aspects, even for the most seasoned of sailors, is mooring up in a strange marina after a long day.

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Improve Your Boat Helm Techniques

The first few times I took the helm of a boat, it reminded me of when I learned to drive. I sat behind the wheel of a car for the first time and wondered how the heck I was ever going to manage everything at once:

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The Best Boating Apps for Android and IOS

To save you some time researching, downloading, and trying them out, we've put together a list of our favourite boating apps according to different categories and use cases. All listed apps are available for both IOS and Android phones and tablets.

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