Sea Voyage

The Backup Option for Boat GPS Equipment is Essential.

The final post of my adventurous sea voyage and why GPS for boats needs a backup, read below. From the very young ages, I have been taught, that the Sea should be respected. I have always tried to follow it. Often, this also applies to everyday matters. Every sailor knows that obtaining high accuracy ship’s position leads to safer sailing…
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Docked at Haven Marina and Relax in Hotels Lowestoft.

Before my expected rest in hotels of Lowestoft, I have to make the final sea trip across the North Sea. Our Jeanneau Prestige 36 power boat was on the way to cross the North Sea for final stage to Lowestoft, United Kingdom. Calculated distance about 120 nautical miles. The weather forecast for next 8 to 12 hours was promising pleasant…
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Expected Short Stopover in Den Helder The Netherlands Turned into the Two-Day Unforgettable Stay.

So we are underway to the Den Helder The Netherlands. It is home to the country’s main naval base and in any other way a great place to be. Calculated distance and ETA to „Koninklijke Marine Jacht Club“ is 145 nautical miles. After first twenty glorious flying mode sailing, I slowed down to about 15 knots. I expected busy fishing…
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Kiel Canal Transit and Lessons Learned on the Way to Den Helder Holland.

I decided to resume Kiel Canal transit very early in the morning but had to cancel departure from friendly marina’s company. Dense fog covered navigation fairway, so, in any case, no pleasure craft movement as stated in Kiel Canal Pleasure Craft Instruction. Had breakfast, rechecked fuel calculations and assume that not needed to refueling here, smarter will take fuel in…
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Next Stage to Kiel Holtenau Includes Inshore Sailing.

Now my marine voyage entering in more exciting, inshore sailing and busy ship traffic area. We are leaving wonderful short stay in Leba. Say goodbye to Polish Border Guards and full steam towards Stralsund in Germany. Leba- Stralsund. Calculated distance 164 nautical miles ETA (expected the time of arrival) next morning after 8 a.m. to fit in Stralsund Gas Station…
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The First Successes and Mistakes of my Boat Trip.

To get satisfied of boat trip the proper safety procedures have to be made. Power boats are feeling great on the rough sea if you are skilled enough to handle properly it. The most important are to be familiar with powerful engines. When you know how to operate properly, you can sail safely. All the time you have to keep…
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My Sea Voyage Story on Jeanneau Prestige 36.

As already promised, I’d like to write more or less detailed overview of my sea voyage as a skipper on Jeanneau Prestige 36 power boat. Who knows, maybe my information given in those posts, could be helpful for next sea voyages in any place of the world. It took place in Summer of 2009 and route was from Riga, Capital…
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