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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post

    Food - about a week’s supply of tins, dry stuff (rice, pasta, porridge) and long life milk. Still looking for tinned butter...
    Ah!

    The Lucky Country - we have both tinned butter (salted) and cheese (from Bega). For those who savoured compo rations - just the same though the tins are bigger.

    Other items not on the list

    The Yacht's knife

    Dan Buoy - we carry one of those Auto inflate devices (but I don't see many Dan Buoy poles here and either people don't carry them or they all use auto inflate devices (which seems unlikely)

    Jonathan

    There is a suggestion that Bega no longer supply either canned butter nor cheese.
    Last edited by Neeves; 17-11-19 at 10:25.

  2. #42
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    Home: North West, Boat: The Clyde
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    I like to read threads like this one because they always throw up interesting tangents. I'm intrigued by Nories Tables.

    I did YM Ocean shorebased course with a retired Master Mariner (rather than a yacht sailor). He showed me the how to use the Traverse Table to derive a position from last DR, Course and Distance Traveled. It seems almost clumsy compared to drawing the track on a simple (to construct) Plotting Sheet. Similarly, the ABC method of sight reduction, found in the Tables, seems more complex than the more commonly used Marcq St Hilaire method.

    I have a 1963 edition in very good condition on my bookshelf so I've just blown off the dust and looked at the contents page.

    So a question to the more experienced; what did you use the Tables for and what use do they have on a coastal or ocean passage making yacht today?

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neeves View Post
    Then maybe we should also add lead crystal ships decanter (one of those wide bottomed ones)

    Does everyone carry a Red Ensign?

    I confess if we sold Josepheline we would remove most of the items and transfer them to the new yacht. Especially so for the the antique items, War Department Prismatic Compass, Admiralty Pilots, my father's Zeiss Bins etc.

    Jonathan
    We also did the same when we sold Isabelle , which mean we now got almost two of every thing as the last owner of our boat was given up,
    Warning forumite dyslexia near by
    www.bluewatersailorcroatia.webs.com

  4. #44
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    Jul 2008
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    East coast UK. Mostly. Sometimes the Philippines
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Nories Tables - Distance off by vertical sextant angle is the everyday one. Very handy for coastal passages.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by laika View Post
    Is it true that if you drop an aubergine into water it always floats north-south?
    Depends on if it's a male or female aubergine, and which hemisphere it was grown in.

  6. #46
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    1. Binoculars
    2. Hand bearing compass
    3. Stopwatch On phones/ tablets
    4. Lead line
    9. List of Lights On phones/ tablets
    12. International Code of Signals On phones/ tablets
    14. Nautical Almanac On phones/ tablets
    15. Yachtsman’s Almanac / Tide Tables On phones/ tablets
    17. Paper charts (ancient and unused), Portland plotter or parallel rules and dividers.
    19. Aneroid barometer? On phones/ tablets
    I'd rather be tethered to a pad eye than tethered to an iPad.

  7. #47
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    1. Binoculars
    2. Hand bearing compass
    3. Stopwatch On phones/ tablets
    4. Lead line
    5. Admiralty Pilots On phones/ tablets
    9. List of Lights On phones/ tablets
    12. International Code of Signals On phones/ tablets
    14. Nautical Almanac On phones/ tablets
    15. Yachtsman’s Almanac / Tide Tables On phones/ tablets
    17. Paper charts (ancient and unused), Portland plotter or parallel rules and dividers.
    19. Aneroid barometer? On phones/ tablets
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    Last edited by Quiddle; 17-11-19 at 11:18.
    I'd rather be tethered to a pad eye than tethered to an iPad.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    1. Binoculars Yes always
    2. Hand bearing compass Yes always
    3. Stopwatch Only if racing
    4. Lead line No but could make one if needed
    5. Admiralty Pilots Imray Irish Sea + other areas when visiting
    6. Walker log No for coastal, yes for distance offshore
    7. Sextant No for coastal, yes for offshore
    8. Deck watch Ships clock visible from navigation table
    9. List of Lights Yes + Tidal atlas etc.
    10. Norie’s Tables (or the one the Navy use). Yes when Sextant is carried
    11. The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide No
    12. International Code of Signals Yes
    13. Signal flags Partial
    14. Nautical Almanac Yes
    15. Yachtsman’s Almanac / Tide Tables Yes
    16. C A Handbook. No
    17. Paper charts, Portland plotter or parallel rules and dividers. Yes
    18. Station Pointer... No
    19. Aneroid barometer? Yes
    20. Long wave radio for shipping forecasts? Yes, also have Navtex

    Binoculars, hand bearing compass are surely essentials, and I still enjoy DR using charts. The Sextant is used rarely mainly to keep in practice.

  9. #49
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    London
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    Nories Tables - Distance off by vertical sextant angle is the everyday one. Very handy for coastal passages.
    Ah THAT nories tables.
    My uncle Norry was a chippy and we use his tables to eat lunch.

    As for the rest I seem to have quite a few of those items, mostly never or rarely used. I really should dump them and enjoy 2 inch reduction in draft I could have.

  10. #50
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    Oct 2005
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    Fuctifino
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    1. Binoculars - Yes
    2. Hand bearing compass - Yes
    3. Stopwatch - Yes on wrist watch
    4. Lead line - Yes
    5. Admiralty Pilots - No but an electronic version the DMA (Defense Mapping Agency) American ones of the world.
    6. Walker log - No but somewhere a table for calculating a Dutchman's log.
    7. Sextant - Ocean passages only
    8. Deck watch - ship's bell clock
    9. List of Lights - No
    10. Norie’s Tables (or the one the Navy use). - No:
    11. Ship Captain's Medical Guide. - Yes It's
    available as a PDF on the MCA website.
    12. International Code of Signals - Yes
    13. Signal flags - No, the're at home.
    14. Nautical Almanac - Ocean passages only
    15. Yachtsman’s Almanac / Tide Tables - Yes
    16. C A Handbook. - No.
    17. Paper charts, Portland plotter or parallel rules and dividers.- Yes
    18. Station Pointer... No.
    19. Aneroid barometer? - Yes + electronic weather station.

    20. Long wave radio for shipping forecasts? - Yes x 2 Hi-fi and via SSB.

    A couple of other things I always have on board are builder's rubble sacks. Invaluable for dealing with deck leaks, torn oilskins, soggy clothing etc, etc.

    A chamois leather is very useful too as it never runs out of drying ability.

    Onions.

    Last edited by michael_w; 17-11-19 at 15:29.

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