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January Crewing Posts 2018

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January Crewing Posts 2018 A run down of the January crewing posts 2018 from the Lovesail members.  For more details visit the crewing section of the Lovesail site. Ionian to Gibraltar I am looking for crew to sail my yacht

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London Boat Show 2018

London Boat Show 2018 The new look London Boat Show 2018 starts tomorrow, Wednesday 10th January and runs for 5 days until Sunday 14th January 2018.  Still over at the ExCel Centre in London’s Royal Victoria Dock the shorter 5 day

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The Law of Salvage

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The Law of Salvage Many of us have heard about the law of salvage which is embedded into maritime law – but what does it mean and what considerations are there for sailors? The law of salvage allows that a

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Liberty Ships

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Liberty Ships Liberty Ships were mass-produced cargo ships built during World War II to give the Allies much needed merchant tonnage (the weight of the cargo of a merchant ship). Of the 2,710 Liberty Ships built during the war years 1941 to 1945,

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Sailing Origami

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Sailing Origami Here are a few ideas for sailing origami to while away your time when you hit the doldrums. Origami Sailboat/Yacht I’ve tried this one, it’s easy and the finished boat looks great. Origami Dolphin I haven’t tried this

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Winter Crewing Posts 2017

winter crewing posts 2017

Winter Crewing Posts 2017 Here is a round up of some of the Winter crewing posts 2017 from Lovesail members.  If you would like to muster more details just log into your Lovesail account and visit the crewing section.  If

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SS Richard Montgomery

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SS Richard Montgomery Historical Background of the SS Richard Montgomery Launched on the 15th June 1943, the SS Richard Montgomery was built during World War II as an American Liberty Ship. Named after an Ulster General of the same name

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Marine Mammals Research Association Expedition

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Marine Mammals Research Association Expedition 2018 One of the Lovesail members, Indigo Blue, is lucky enough to be involved with the Marine Mammals Research Association Expedition next year.  His yacht, Chance Discovery a Discovery 55, is used for the expedition

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Lifting a Boat

Lifting a boat

Lifting a Boat Lifting a boat is a task that comes round periodically, often at this time of year.  However, for those who have not done it before it may be a bit of a mystery.  Here’s an explanation and

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The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark – Tea Clipper Britain has a long and proud history as a great ship-building and seafaring nation. One of its most notable and famous old ships is the tea clipper, The Cutty Sark. This traditionally constructed, commercial

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