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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

cloud silver lining

Clouds are closing in, ominous and black, while a line squall races towards your boat. Might not be the best time to bring it up, but with better observational skills and a bit of background you could have been watching …

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The VHF Radio Distress Call

The VHF Radio Distress Call:VHF operator in action. Photo: Jeff Werner

The unthinkable has happened; your boat, you and your crew are in grave and imminent danger. To raise the alarm, you sent a distress call by voice on VHF Channel 16. That distress call, with ‘Mayday’ spoken three times followed …

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