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Old 28th Jan 2019, 00:42
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I've seen Port and Starboard marked on the sides of the boom of yachts to help the helmsman remember which tack they're on.
Huge potential for confusion! On a starboard tack, the boom is out to port!
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 07:51
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On a starboard tack, the boom is out to port
On layovers in SFO I used to take the crew sailing in the bay from Sausalito. The rental boats there had suitably placed red and green stickers on the end of the boom for just this reason - neat idea.......
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 13:47
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What if he says left 2 o'clock? You would be surprised how folks can get their left/right confused in a time of stress.
I would not be surprised at all. Equally, people mix up 10 o'clock and two o'clock and east and west. We aren't machines. But if you say left 2 o'clock the person you are addressing will realise immediately you have made a mistake. It is belt and braces. Or not.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 14:29
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Originally Posted by mikehallam View Post
Whilst Hearing Aids are oppositely coloured.
Green goes in one's left ear, red to the right.
My motorcyle ear plugs are marked red for right, blue for left. Oh well.
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