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Coast­guard Res­cue Cen­tres to con­cen­trate their ef­forts on deal­ing with real mar­itime emer­gen­cies, but it also gives the Na­tional Coast­watch vol­un­teers vi­tal prac­tice in us­ing their newly au­tho­rised ra­dio. David Rus­sell It’s out with the birch twigs for me again but thank you for en­light­en­ing Lowrance has in­tro­duc ever MFD – a 16in ad­di­tion us all about the new Chan­nel 65. premier-league Car­bon Pre­pare your team for a deluge of which of­fers the equiv

ra­dio checks! Hugo 7in MFDS in a sin­gle

The new unit boas high-def­i­ni­tion 1,920x1, A smooth ma­noeu­vre So­lar­max dis­play, which

Just read and en­joyed your re­port on wide view­ing an­gles vis­i­bil­ity, even in brigh the Foun­taine Pa­jot MY 44 Pow­er­cat. when wear­ing po­laris

Men­tion was made of po­ten­tial It al­most goes with­out

ner­vous­ness han­dling a pow­er­cat, so I nowa­days, that a f boasts a mul­ti­touch thought you might like to hear about our touch­screen contr

ex­pe­ri­ence of han­dling our 60ft Hori­zon it’s backed up with

Pow­er­cat in Palm Cay Ma­rina in the ad­e­quate push-butt but­ton con­trol Ba­hamas. My wife Bar­bara and I needed cum­ber­some

to turn our boat around and head to sea of­fers far mor far fewer ac­ci­den­talto start our run back to the US. The ma­rina try­ing to op­erat is more used to 40ft mono­hulls and the a mov­ing bo turn­ing space was only a few feet longer than our cor­ner-to-cor­ner length of around 65ft with the ad­di­tional 'in­ter­est' of wind and swell coming in from the sea, plus a good crowd wait­ing to savour the noise of crunch­ing GRP on con­crete, so no pres­sure! Ex­cept for a cou­ple of short squirts with the bow thruster, the ma­noeu­vre was ac­com­plished with the en­gines alone – not too dif­fi­cult with such a wide space be­tween the props. Alec Ham­mond Thank you, Alec, and nicely done! Hav­ing had my first ex­pe­ri­ence of han­dling a 50ft pow­er­cat on a re­cent Moor­ings char­ter in Corfu, I have to agree. I was pleas­antly sur­prised how easy it was to ma­noeu­vre in tight spa­ces, even with­out a bow thruster, although the con­di­tions were rather more be­nign! Hugo

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