Sailing Hints & Tips
I spend almost all my summers sailing around the Greek islands. With this small article I would like to share some sailing hints with you that will help you make the most of your holiday browsing. When moored or anchored, use your Sun shop and stay in most of the time. Our friend, the Sun, sometimes can be dangerous, especially during the summer. Take care on board and if possible, always wear a pair of soft boat shoes. This way you can protect your feet and the floor area. When sailing, avoid walking on deck without particular reason and in bad weather, remember to use the belt of life.
If you have children on board, let them sit outside but always in the cockpit wearing a life jacket. Before operating the electric anchor winch, start the engine and run it at about 1.200 to 1.500 rpm in neutral. This is necessary in order not to exhaust the service battery, as the consumption of the winch is extremely high. Our recommendation is that under the anchor and pick up manually using the remote control. Whenever using the anchor winch (dropping or collecting your anchor) be very careful with your fingers. An electric windlass is a great facility, but also extremely danger with careless use.
Remember to use the electric refrigerator only with the engine running. Many yachts are equipped with a switch that can connect the two batteries for more power to start your engine. You can stay connected as long as the engine is running.