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Sindbad School of Sailing

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Coastal Skipper - Ashore

Coastal Skipper Advanced Coastal Skipper - Ashore Details

Ashore Portion - Topics Covered:

Sail Materials

General Care of Sails

Prerequisite Knowledge For Advanced Sail Trim

Wind Instrument

Center of Lateral Resistance

Center of Effort, and Combined Center of Effort

Draft

Depth

Position

Mainsail Draft

Mainsail Draft Position

Adjusting Mainsail Draft Position

The Halyard

The Cunningham

The Outhaul

The Adjustable Backstay

Adjustable Backstay Tensioner

Mainsail

Foresail

Running Backstays

Masthead Boats

On Frantionally Rigged Boats

Adjustable Babystay

Foresail/Headsail Draft

Adjusting Foresail Depth

Adjusting Foresail Draft Position

Foresail Halyard Tension

Twist

Adjusting Mainsail Twist

When Going To Windward

When Reaching

Foresail Twist

Adjusting Foresail Twist Using the Sheet

Adjusting the Forsail Twist Using the Fairlead Car

Angle of Entry and Angle of Attack

Angle of Exit

Adjusting Mainsail Angle of Attack

Adjusting Foresail Angle of Attack

Mainsail/Trim Shape Controls

The Traveler

The Boom Vang

Close Reaching and Close Hauled

Beam and Broad Reaching Allowing the Full Use of the Mainsail

Running Down Wind

The Flattening Reef

The Mainsail Leech Line

The Foresail Trim/Shape Controls

The Genoa The Driver

Basic Trim as a Start Point

Basic Mainsail Trim

Basic Genoa Trim

Advanced Sail Trim

Powering Up

Powering Up in Very Light Winds up to 5 Knots

In Smooth Water Flatter to Medium Sail Shape

In Rough Water Medium to Full Sail Shape

Power Up in WindsUp to 20-30 knots

To Maintain the Drive Through a Heavy Sea

Pointing

Pointing in General Requires...

Mainsail Tips

Genoa Tips

De-Powering

De-powering Capability Reaches its Maxium When..

Reefing Down

Man Overboard (MOB) Under Sail

Advantages

Disadvantages

Which Procedure

MOB Method 1 Used When Sailing ANywhere Between Close-Hauled and A Beam Reach

MOB Method 2 Used When Broach Reaching or Sailing Down Wind

Sailing Under Control in Confined Waters

Exercises for Increasing Your Level of Ability to Control Boat in a Confined Area Under Sail

Steering Using the Sails

Spilling and Filling

Sailing Onto A Mooring Buoy or a Spot You Want To Anchor

Approaching Close Hauled Against the Current

Approaching On a Close Reach Against the Current

Approaching on a Beam Reach Against the Current

Approaching on a Broad Reach Against the Current

Approaching Downwind Against the Current

Always Have and Abort and Exit Plan

When Leaving a Mooring Buoy Under Sail

When Anchoring Under Sail

When Picking Up The Anchor

Symmetrical Spinnakers

Screechers

Code Zero

The Cruising Spinnaker

Asymmetrical Sails

Asymmetrical Sail Shape

Basic Rigging

Basic Rigging Layout

Bowsprit

Conventional Spinnaker Poles

Preparing the Asymmetrical Sail for Setting

The Duffle or Turtle Bag Set

A Duffle or Turtle Bag Douse

Packing the Asymmetrical Into the Turtle

Sleeve (or Sock Set)

Dousing with a Sleeve

Trimming the Asymmetrical

For Close Reaching and Beam Reaching

For Borad Reaching

Down Wind

Gybe

Knotmeter

Use of the Knotmeter and Engine RPM to Determine

Hull Speed and an Economical Crusing Speed

Depth Sounders

Depth Safety Margin

Advanced Docking

When Tying to a Fixed Dock in Tidal Waters or Locks

Rafting at a Dock

Mediterranean Moor

Tying "Stern To" a Dock With The Bow Between Two Pylons

Advanced Anchoring Methods

Bahamian Anchoring

Two Anchors Off The Bow

One Cnchor Off the Bow And Stern Line To The Shore

One CAnchor Off the Bow and One Anchor Off the Stern

Using a Breast Anchor To Hold A Vessel Off

Freeing a Buried Anchor (No Trip Line)

Kedging Off

Storm Protection

Stability

Oerloading a Vessel

Buoyancy

Maintaining Waterplane Area

Maintaining Freeboard

Rolling and GM Metacentric Height

Stabilizers on Larger Recreational Vessels

Center of Gravity and Center of Buoyancy

Estimating Sea Height

Roll Over in A Havey Sea

Broaching

Pitch-Polling

Swamping

Weather

Clouds Viewed From Below

Sources of Weather Information

Barometer

Conditions Indicated fomr the Information on Pressure Changes (Barometer)

Winds

The Coriolis Effect

Terrestrial Winds

Surface Winds

Local Winds

Behavior of Winds In Coastal Areas

Inshore Breezes and the Formation of Fair Weather Cumuls

Offshore Breezes

Katabatic Winds

What To Expect from Katabatic Winds

Lee Effect

Anabatic Winds

What To Expect from Anabatic Winds

How Sea Surface Effects Wind Direction

How Islands Effect Wind Direction

Gap Winds

Funneling

Local Gusts

Channeling

Dangerous Headlands

Wind Direction Indicators

The Effect of Wind on the Seas

Fetch

Duration

Wind Waves

Swell

Cross Waves

Wind Over Tidal Current/Wind over Tide

Tidal Rips

Overfalls

Freak Waves

Dew Point

Rain

Snow

The Formation of Fog

Advection Fog

Radiation Fog

Boat Systems

Shore Electrical Power Supply

When Connecting Shore Power

When Disconnecting Shore Poer

Electrical System

Batteries

Exemples of Circuits Onboard Vessels With One Or Two Engines

Battery Types

Starting (Cranking) Batteries

Deep Cycle Batteries

Dual Purpose

Testing Battery Condition

State of Charge Versus Hydrometer Readings

Maintenance Free Batteries

Charging Your Batteries

Sulfating

Re-Charge Procedures

Auxiliary Battery Chargers

The Heart Interface Ech-Charge

Inverter Chargers

The Link 2000

High Power Alternators

The Regulator

Resh (Potable) Water System

Water Usage

Typical Fittings Found in the Potable Water System

Hot, Fresh Water Can Be Supplied

Cooking Stoves and Their Fuels

The Fuels

When Lighting the Stove

Cooking Underway

When at Dock

Refrigeration And Ice Boxes

Systems

Evaporator Systems & Holding Plate Systems

Keel Water Cooled

Water Cooled

Espar Combination Hot Water and Heating System

Domestic Hot Water

Cabin Heat

How the Heater Works

Hot Air Cabin Heaters

Espar Hot Air Heating System

Operation

Hot Air Heater Layout

Typical Air Conditioning Unit Installation

Marine Sanitation Devices

Systems Installed Below the Waterline

Mobile Pump Out Station

Sstems Installed Above the Waterline

Sequence of Operaiton

Electric Marine Toilets

Three Types of Steering Systems

Simple Cable System

Simple Mechanical System

Hydraulic System

Autopilot Systems

Advanced Sterring Technology

Autopilot Systems Aluminum and Zinc Anodes

Cooling System Sacrificial Zinc Anode

Provisioning And Food Storage

Looking After Your Crew

Seasickness

The Fundamental Causes of Seasickness

Prevention or Slowing the Progress Down

Heatstroke, Dehydration and Sunburn

Signs to Look For

Heatstroke First Ai

Hypothermia

Causes of Hypothermia

High Risk Groups

Contributing Factors

Prevention

Signs and Symptoms

First Aid for Hypothermia

If A Casualty Is Unconscious

Loud Noise

Diving and Swimming from a Vessel

Courtesy Flags

Sailboats

Power Boats

Customs and Immigration Procedures

Engines General

General Inboard Engines

Tools for Coasal Cruising

Compatible With The Engine and Transmission

Others

Spares for Coastal Cruising

General Diesal Engines

Gas Engines

Typical Engine Panel Instrumentation Found on Most Vessels

The Fuel Tanks Diesel or Gas

Fuel Filters

Never Trust Any Fuel Gauge

Factors which Adversely Affect the Fuel Consumption

Engine Belts

Replacing or Adjusting Engine Belts

Inboard Engine Cooling Systems Gas and Diesel

Director or Raw Water Cooled System

Indirector or Heat Exchanger System

Raw Water Cooled System

Flushing the Raw-Water Cooling System

Replacing the Raw-Water Impellers

Fault Finding in the Raw Water System

Indirect Or Heat Exchanger System

Bombined System

Coolant System

Raw Water System

Checking the Level in the Coolant Overflow Resevoir

Check Coolant Sealed System Mix

Replacing the Coolant

Fault Finding in the Internal Or Sealed Cooling System

Exhaust System

Waterlocks

Anti-Siphon Valv

Flapper Valve

The Dangers of Carbon Monixide

Concerns Over Boating Safety

Changing the Engine Oil And Filter

Engine Oil Pressure Low

Daily Checks

Check Throttle and Gear Shift Linkages

More Engines General

Engine and Transmission Controls

Binnacle Type

Typical Powerboat

Electrical Mechanical Systems

Inboard Engine Transmissions

Types of Drives

V-Drives

V-Drive Installation With No Angularity Built Into the Casing

V-Drive Installation With Angularity Built Into the Casing

V-Drives WHich Include an Integral Marine Transmission

The Cutlass Bearing

The Flange Coupling

The Propeller Shaft

Propeller Shapft WIth Nut or Glad Type Stuffing Boxes

Stuffing Boxes

The Nut Type Stuffing Box

The Gland Type Stuffing Box

Aligning Prop Shafts by Adjusting Engine Mounts

Engine Mounts

Aligning the Engine To The Shaft

Flexible Couplings

Transmission Maintenance

Transmission Trouble Shooting

Lubricate Shift Linkage

Outboard Engines

Significant Parts

Securing tothe Transom

Correct Depth of the Propeler

4 Stroke

2 Stroke

Ignition System

Cooling System

Routine Maintenance

Battery Installation

Fuel System

Connecting the Fuel Tank to the Outboard Motor

The Outboard Motor Starting Procedure

Never Under Any Circumstances

Outboard Motor Starting Problems

Most Common Running Problems

Gas Inboard Or Inboard/Outboard Engines

Fuel System

Mechanical Fuel Pump

Electrical Fuel Pumps

Priming the Electric Fuel System

Flame Arrestor

Engine Electrics

Main Circuit Breaker

Ignition Fuse

Ignition Circuit

Starting

Stopping the Engine

Freezing Temperature Operation

Operation in High Debris Areas

Possible Causes of Starting Problems

Diesel Inboard or Inboard/Outboard Engines

Parts of the Diesel Engine

The Diesel Fuel System

Starter Turns, Engine Will Not Fire

The Starter Circuit

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