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Debbie says the 8thP with Insurance is Patience (Pt.III) Debbie says the 8thP with Insurance is Patience (Pt.III) We’re back to keep exploring the nature of TC Debbie and how she came to tell us about the eighth P of insurance We’re back to keep exploring the nature of TC Debbie and how she came to tell us about the eighth P of insurance. We’ve looked at what it was like to come into a disaster zone, seen the evidence of those that did the right thing, and how the area is already on the road to recovery. Now we’ll see why patience is the key in the aftermath of her fury. by John Curnow Posted today at 4:55 am Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer tells how to survive unexpected offshore Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer tells how to survive unexpected offshore What do you do when the unexpected happens offshore? When the winds build, say, from 40 knots to 60 knots, to 70 knots? What do you do when the unexpected happens offshore? When the winds build, say, from 40 knots to 60 knots, to 70 knots? When your mental and physical preparation could mean the difference between life and death? And that preparation involves a lot of practice, according to Mario Vittone, a retired Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer and instructor and expert on surviving at sea. by Peter Janssen Posted on 29 Apr Debris from disabled yacht littering popular beach on Lake Michigan Debris from disabled yacht littering popular beach on Lake Michigan A 76-foot yacht that was grounded in three feet of water causing environmental and legal problems near a popular beach A 76-foot yacht that was grounded in three feet of water is causing environmental and legal problems near a popular beach on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The Coast Guard says the operator intentionally grounded the 76-foot yacht Tica, built in 1964, when it started taking on water off Ludington State Park, north of Pentwater, Michigan, on April 15. by Peter Janssen Posted on 29 Apr Speeding boat runs over whale in Puget Sound Speeding boat runs over whale in Puget Sound This is awful. A small boat speeding on Puget Sound runs right over a whale swimming just below the surface. This is awful. A small boat speeding on Puget Sound runs right over a whale swimming just below the surface. The boat hits the whale hard enough to lift the boat out of the water. The entire episode was captured on video taken from a whale-watching boat. by Peter Janssen Posted on 29 Apr Retired couple, and their dog, tackle the great loop in a C-Dory 25 Retired couple, and their dog, tackle the great loop in a C-Dory 25 Pat and Patty Anderson, of Birch Bay, Washington, just north of Bellingham, love to go boating. Pat and Patty Anderson, of Birch Bay, Washington, just north of Bellingham, love to go boating. They bought their C-Dory 25 Daydream at the Seattle boat show in 2005, and have spent much of their free time cruising the nearby San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands. by Peter Janssen Posted on 27 Apr Announcing new Simrad® RS20 VHF Marine Radio Announcing new Simrad® RS20 VHF Marine Radio Simrad® is pleased to announce the new RS20, a Class D DSC Approved, NMEA 2000® compatible, VHF marine radio. Simrad® is pleased to announce the new RS20, a Class D DSC Approved, NMEA 2000® compatible, VHF marine radio. The versatile RS20 is ideal for a variety of boats from small RIBs to larger cruisers, and is designed to match the low-profile style of modern Simrad Glass Bridge displays and accessories. by Luke Reilly Posted on 26 Apr Beneteau GT40 – Two words, one powerful acronym, and a hell of a boat! Beneteau GT40 – Two words, one powerful acronym, and a hell of a boat! So yes, it is all so very apt with Beneteau’s super sleek Gran Turismo 40 So yes, it is all so very apt with Beneteau’s super sleek Gran Turismo 40. Now it is also true that it’s made even more so because it was Italian designers Nuvolari and Lenard that gave the vessel her smart looks to match the words from their language. However, reigning supreme over it all is that the craft stays true to the original premise of what the term actually means. by John Curnow Posted on 26 Apr Trask records outstanding finish against all odds Trask records outstanding finish against all odds Aussie F1 driver Grant Trask has recorded a stunning sixth place in opening round of F1H20 2017 UIM World Championship Aussie F1 driver Grant Trask has recorded a stunning sixth place in the opening round of the F1H20 2017 UIM World Championship, in Portugal. by Bob Carter Posted on 25 Apr Powerboat GP RYA British Championship leaps into gear Powerboat GP RYA British Championship leaps into gear The 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship leaps into gear this month as competitors head to the opening round The 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship leaps into gear this month as competitors head to the opening round at the Lancashire Grand Prix on Carr Mill Dam, St Helens over the Bank Holiday (29/30 April) weekend. Some 50 competitors are set to compete at six individual Grand Prix throughout the summer battling in six championship classes in search of the British Powerboat crown. by RYA Posted on 25 Apr Debbie says the 8thP with Insurance is Patience (Pt.II) Debbie says the 8thP with Insurance is Patience (Pt.II) We’re back to keep exploring the nature of TC Debbie and how she came to tell us about the eighth P of insurance We’re back to keep exploring the nature of TC Debbie and how she came to tell us about the eighth P of insurance. We looked at what it was like to come into a disaster zone and now we see the evidence of those that did the right thing, and how the area is already on the road to recovery. by John Curnow Posted on 25 Apr UIM F1H2O Grand Prix – Chiappe takes victory in Portugal UIM F1H2O Grand Prix – Chiappe takes victory in Portugal Defending world champion Philippe Chiappe marked the start of his title defence in emphatic style with victory Starting from third place off the pontoon the CTIC F1 Shenzhen China driver was immediately up to second, passing Erik Stark by the end of the opening lap. by F1H2O Posted on 23 Apr Nautitech 47 Power – Bavaria Catamarans’ luxury motor yacht on 2 hulls Nautitech 47 Power – Bavaria Catamarans’ luxury motor yacht on 2 hulls Concept and engineering phases have been completed, and now the development of the Nautitech 47 Power enters a new phase In Bavaria Catamarans’ shipyard in Rochefort, France, construction is soon to begin on the catamaran, which is 14 metres long and travels at speeds of up 22 knots. The Nautitech 47 Power will be on display at trade fairs at the beginning of 2018. by Bavaria Yachtbau Posted on 21 Apr A well-traveled couple cruise to Cuba on their Ranger Tugs 25 A well-traveled couple cruise to Cuba on their Ranger Tugs 25 Cheryll and Rich Odendahl from Algonac, Michigan, have the travel bug. So far, they’ve visited 47 countries Cheryll and Rich Odendahl from Algonac, Michigan, have the travel bug. So far, they’ve visited 47 countries, including the usual suspects – France, England, Mexico – and some more exotic spots – the Mount Everest base camp, Iceland, Fiji. by Peter Janssen Posted on 21 Apr Another Nordhavn fleet plans an Atlantic crossing Another Nordhavn fleet plans an Atlantic crossing A group of Nordhavn owners are going to be leaving Florida soon with four of them ultimately heading across the Atlantic The original Nordhavn Atlantic Rally, in 2004, was the first fleet of recreational powerboats ever to cross the Atlantic, with 18 boats (including 15 Nordhavns) going from Fort Lauderdale to Gibraltar. by Peter Janssen Posted on 21 Apr Flares and distress signals Flares and distress signals Visual Distress Signals are part of your boat's safety equipment. Check them before you leave harbor for condition Visual Distress Signals (V.D.S.) are part of your boat's safety equipment. Check them before you leave harbor for condition and if they have an expiration date, be sure they are current. Their intended purpose is to summon help should the need arise and should be displayed only when immediate or potential danger exists. Visual distress signals can only be effective when someone can see them. by Boat US Posted on 21 Apr Race for Water will stay in Madeira for three days Race for Water will stay in Madeira for three days After beginning its five-year Odyssey on April 9, the vessel, Race for Water, arrived in Madeira on Thursday, April 20 This first stopover will allow the crew to make a preliminary assessment of the energy mix and review the first tests with the kite on this ambassador vessel of the Race for Water Foundation. by Race For Water Posted on 21 Apr Irish Powerboat Team sets sights on 11 world records over three years Irish Powerboat Team sets sights on 11 world records over three years Allblack Racing will take to Irish waters again for the Cork-Fastnet loop and the Round Britain and Ireland challenge The 11 challenges of the Union International Motonautique (UIM) offshore ocean endurance long distance and speed records represent a step beyond for Ryan and his team mates. by Ireland Afloat Posted on 21 Apr Debbie says the 8thP with Insurance is Patience Debbie says the 8thP with Insurance is Patience This all stems from the learnings in the widely read, ‘Debbie says there are 7 Ps and 1 C with insurance’. This all stems from the learnings in the widely read, ‘Debbie says there are 7 Ps and 1 C with insurance’. As time unfolds some more, we learn that indeed there are a lot of reasons you need to apply patience with both your dealings with your insurance company, and also all the many trades that are working feverishly to get all the jobs done. by John Curnow Posted on 19 Apr How to read your charts – Seven signs of danger How to read your charts – Seven signs of danger Learn to recognize rocks, wrecks, and obstructions. You will find the seven most common groups of hazard chart symbols Could you glance at any nautical chart in the world and tell the difference between a submerged wreck that's safe to sail across and one hidden just below the surface? Read on to learn the most vital chart symbols you need to know for chart navigation safety. by skippertips.com Posted on 18 Apr New listing - Regal 322 Commodore New listing - Regal 322 Commodore This fantastic Regal was recently re-powered with rebuilt 454 Mercruisers and has only approx 10 hours on them. This fantastic Regal was recently re-powered with rebuilt 454 Mercruisers and has only approx 10 hours on them. It is a large volume boat for a 32 with two large doubles, huge galley area and a more than spacious entertaining deck. It has been well maintained and would suit a family looking for a great trouble free weekender. Priced to sell! by Game & Leisure Boats Posted on 18 Apr
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