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Hook, line and stinker
Jul 2003 p60-61  (2.00 pages)
Category: Cruise accounts / Boat handling
Author: Aidan Stowe
Description: Learning from Experience
Rope caught round prop shaft was nearly the end of newly acquired MG Spring
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Hook, line and stinker
Aug 2006 p74-76  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Mike Coates
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Offering a stricken yacht a tow back to port led to an embarrassing call to the coastguard for ex-lifeboat coxswain
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Hook, line and stinker
Oct 2007 p258  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Derek Wynans
Description: A day in my life
Derek Wynans recounts the day that he was nearly lunch for a mako shark
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Hook, line & bingo! - Boathooks tested
May 2005 p83-85  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Gear tests / Product tests / Seamanship & safety
Author: Toby Hodges
Description: Oo Test: 21st Century boathooks: Swiftie-Matic, Bosco, Moor Fast, Plastimo Aluminium Hook, Handy Duck, Loopee
The simple boathook is being rivalled by ever more sophisticated gadgets to help you get a line or a cleat around a buoy. Some look like tuning forks, others like robotic arms, but which are the easiest to use?
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Hook, line and sinker
Aug 2001 p128
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Author: Bob Fisher
Description: Fish Tales
55lb Fisherman anchor (keywords: Enza, Barracuda of Tarrant, Matthew)
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Handling the Hook
Dec 2004 p98-101  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Nigel Calder
Description: Choosing the Ideal Boat
Anchor handling: how to choose or modify your anchor handling gear to help you take the strain
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Slinging your hook - Anchoring
Dec 1992 p46-52  (5.50 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Author: Tim Bartlett
Description: Seamanship Part. 8: Anchoring (How to anchor)
The only way to explore some hidden coastline gems is by going in close and anchoring - but pontoon-spoiled boat owners often fight shy of using their hook other than when it is essential. Tim explains the correct anchoring techniques.
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A proper foul-up
Jun 2008 p48-50  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Miles Kendall
Description: Sailing Skills
Learning Curve: Another boat's mooring line wrapped around prop
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11 mooring aids tested
Dec 2010 p45-49  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Product tests
Author: David Pugh
Description: Gear test - Mooring Hooks and Mooring Threaders
Bosco Boathook, Wichard Simple Mooring Hook, Handy Duck, SwissTech Catch Hook, Wichard Automatic Mooring Hook, Got-It, SwissTech Retrieving Hook, Sureline Boat Hook, Threader, Swiftie-Matic/MoorFast.
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Three on a hook
Jul 2001 p45
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Category: Questions & answers / Practical, maintenance & repair / Boat handling
Author: Robert Taylor/Rob Gibson
Description: Inside Information
Deploying anchors in Sangate Creek on the Medway
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The hook stops here
Aug 2002 p96-99
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Author: Alan Harper
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Anchoring survival guide with top ten tips
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Dropping the hook
Dec 2006 p24-27  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Pat Manley
Description: Better Boat Handling
Guide to anchoring
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Warp factor
Nov 2000 p58
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Category: Cruise account
Author: Alastair Buchan
Description: Real experience - Rope around the prop
South Coast, drama off Selsey Bill. No matter how many seamiles you have under your belt, the simplest problems can catch you out. A rope wound round the prop jams the rudder off Selsey Bill.
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Hook, line and sleeper - Anchoring
Dec 2010 p87  (1.00 pages)
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Description: What now? A real-life situation - how would you handle it?
How can you ensure a quiet and problem-free stay when anchoring overnight?
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Slinging your hook
Feb 2005 p64-65  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Tim Bartlett
Description: Masterclass
Anchoring
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North Sea storm
Sum 2012 30-31  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Seamanship & safety
Author: Gordon Chalmers
Description: Learning from Experience
PBO reader Gordon Chalmers did everything right for his first North Sea crossing - but then fell foul of unforecast weather and a rope round the prop.
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Hook, wine & sinker!
Sep 2003 p21  (1.00 pages)
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Description: Confessions
Maiden voyage ends in disaster
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Warp factor nil
Jan 2016 p82-83  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Seamanship & safety
Author: David Savile Platt
Description: Learning from experience
David warns against trying to retrieve a mooring buoy without a boat hook: the consequences can range from damp to disastrous.
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Coming alongside on a head line spring
Aug 1999 p32  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Description: Hands On
How to come alongside on a head line spring
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Hi-Line Transfer
Jul 2002 p111-114  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Seamanship & safety
Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling part 20
Hi-line transfer (keywords: Rescue)
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Checking between the lines
Jun 1994 p91  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: John Goode
Description: Handling tips from the experts - Rope work
John takes a close-look at smooth rope work. Avoiding bow problems, stern problems, amidship problems. Heaving or floating a line across the gap.
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Caught out in the Channel
Nov 2005 p18-20  (2.50 pages)
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Author: Simon Phillips
Description: Learning from Experience
Problems while cruising in company with members of the Nimbus Owners' Club from Lymington to Cherbourg
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Caught out by a turning tide
Feb 2001 p108
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Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Sailing Skills
Yachtmaster Class: Why a boat should be secured with one line for each job when alongside berthing
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The craft of shaft - Shaftdrive handling
Jul 2006 p88-90  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Mark Turley
Description: Improve Your Skills: Shaftdrive handling
Shaftdrive handling: Pivot points, prop awareness, taking a turn, coming alongside, leaving a berth. Helming a boat with a single-engine shaftdrive setup takes whole new set of skill to handling a stendrive or outboard. But we're here to help.
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In the water - man overboard
Oct 1995 p36  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Peter Buckley
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Man overboard! 'Why didn't you hook up?!' We boaters owe it to each other to improve our own performances.
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Motoring against a slip line
Sep 1994 p91  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Description: Hands On - Rigging a slip line
How to rig a slip line to motor against when mooring, for both inboard and outdrive engined craft
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Twin line and single line reefing
Jan 1997 p77  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Dick Everitt
Description: Boat Owner's Sketchbook
Twin line and single line reefing
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Caught out on the 'Sandbank Coast'
Jun 2004 p68-70  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Boat handling
Author: Don Daws
Description: Learning from Experience
Setting off down the east coast of Ireland on the strength of an inaccurate wind forecast
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How big the hook?
Jun 2004 p138-139  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Andrew Simpson
Description: Going About
Anchors
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Pick-up-sticks
Apr 2003 p80
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Author: Mike Kopman
Description: New Gear
Plastimo convert standard boat hook into a line-threading device
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10 expert tips for big boat handling
Sep 2015 p34-36  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Rachael Sprot
Description: Practical seamanship - The principles are the same but everything's bigger - including the consequences of mistakes.
Planning. Slow is pro. Wind on the bow. Gear, then steer. Prop walk. Pivot points. Master the midships line. Use your warps. Plan for failure. Be creative.
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