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Posted 12-3-14

Check the link below for El Capitanos Vessel handling tips pre season.

http://www.splashmaritime.com.au/Marops/data/text/Manotex/Vesshantex.htm#_Hull_design

 

 

 

Posted 11-2-14

What is his Fog Signal?

(all sounded on the ships whistle and at 2 minutes except for a vessel at anchor and aground which sound their fog signal not exceeding 1 minute)

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A power driven vessel sounds either

2 Prolonged blasts if Underway
or
1 Prolonged blast if Making way
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A hampered vessel sounds 1 prolonged blast followed by 2 short blasts (Morse “D”)
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A boat being towed sounds 1 prolonged blast followed by 3 short blasts (Morse “B”)
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A pilot vessel can if he wishes sound his identity signal of 4 short blasts (Morse “H”)
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An oil-rig sounds 2 short blasts followed by 1 long blast (Morse “U”)
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A vessel at anchor UNDER 100 metres sounds

A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A vessel at anchor OVER 100 metres sounds

A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds followed by
A rapid ringing on the gong for 5 seconds
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A vessel at anchor can sound a warning signal of
1 short – 1 prolonged – 1 short blast on the ships whistle (Morse “R”)
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A vessel aground UNDER 100 metres sounds

3 distinct strokes on the bell followed by
A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds followed by
3 distinct strokes on the bell
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A vessel aground OVER 100 metres sounds

3 distinct strokes on the bell followed by
A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds followed by
3 distinct strokes on the bell followed by
A rapid ringing on the gong for 5 seconds
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A short blast is 1 second in length

A Prolonged blast is between 4 – 6 seconds in length

The maximum distance you can hear a whistle is 2 miles

The whistles frequency lies between 70 – 700Hz

Length of vessel in metres Frequency
200 metres or more in length 70 – 200Hz
75 – 200 metres in length 130 – 350Hz
up to 75 metres in length 250 – 700Hz

 

 

Posted 20-11-13

http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/kellets.php

Check out the link above (thank you Peter) for some really good anchoring information on ‘Kellets’ or ‘Angels’ as they are sometimes called.

Your first night at anchor might be a sleep less one, take a fishing rod and a hip flask.

Kellets images