Radiotelephone on Charter Sailing Boat

A charter boat is expected to have a ship-to-shore radio aboard, and while its prime function is its use in case of distress or emergency, in some parts of the world it can play an important role in the overall success of the ship as a business venture. I have been able to confirm dozens of charters over our radio that otherwise would have had to wait until we got into port; instead of possibly losing business, we were able to confirm it.

Fishing Tackle on Charter Sailing Boat

It is seldom that conscientious fishermen charter a sailing craft for their vacation. A real dyed-in-the wool fisherman, to whom heaven is the feel of a rod or line in his hand every spare waking hour, does not in general care two hoots whether he's standing on an old pier waiting for the ebb, rolling around in a leaky dinghy in the middle of the night, or sitting in the fighting chair of a $200-a-day sportfisherman. It's the fact of his line being over the side that counts, not where he is.

The Charter Sailing Boat Boarding Ladder

One of the advantages associated with equipping a vessel for the convenience of charter people, and in trying to leave no stone unturned for their comfort, is that the crew of the ship lives and operates aboard a craft that is efficient to the nth degree - a not-unpleasant circumstance.

The Snorkeling Equipment on Charter Sailing Boat

Having your cake and eating it too is an experience that all too few people in this world enjoy; and if there is one facet of the chartering game that brings full awareness of this happy state of affairs, it is snorkeling. To be able to introduce people to the underwater world and to hear their oohs and ahs is compensation enough, but to be paid for it as well is like sprinkling an already iced cake with gold dust.

The Charter Sailing Boat Outboard

Outboards of between three and ten horsepower, depending on the size of your dinghy, are satisfactory unless you are catering to waterskiers. As far as model or make is concerned, it is largely a matter of personal preference. I have always used Johnsons or Evinrudes, and found them both satisfactory. Some of my friends swear by Seagulls, some by Mercurys; in Tahiti, Chryslers were popular. Another friend of mine is happy with his eight-horsepower Yamaha. My advice is to ask around among the pros, have a look at what is giving good service year in and year out, and then make up your mind.

The Charter Sailing Boat Dinghy

A good dinghy complete with outboard occupies a position of high priority on a charter boat's list of equipment. Carry one as large as possible and do not worry about looks; your dinghy is going to be a little workhorse, so if she looks the part, so what? She will be used for swimming, diving, and picnicking excursions; she will carry groceries, ice, booze, fish, turtle, coral souvenirs, shells, spearfishing equipment, lobsters, and lots of people. Ideally, she should have a fairly flat floor to give her stability.

William Faulkner Facts and Quotes

William Faulkner was born in September of 1897 and lived the majority of his life in Oxford Mississippi, although he was actually born in New Albany, Mississippi. Faulkner quit high school at an early age but was a prodigious reader, which led him to composing poetry and wanting to become a poet. He joined the British Royal Flying Corps in 1918 because the US army would not take him due to his diminutive height of only 5 foot 5. While serving in the British Royal Flying Corps he never actually saw any action because WWI ended soon after he enlisted.

The Table on Charter Sailing Boat

People who go away on a cruise together like to sit in a group when they eat and discuss the day's activities - the great sail they've just had, the fish that Jimmy caught, the coral on the reef they snorkeled over, and so on... all the things that go into the making of a memorable vacation. So be sure your table is big enough for all hands to sit around at one time.

The Table on Charter Sailing Boat

People who go away on a cruise together like to sit in a group when they eat and discuss the day's activities - the great sail they've just had, the fish that Jimmy caught, the coral on the reef they snorkeled over, and so on... all the things that go into the making of a memorable vacation. So be sure your table is big enough for all hands to sit around at one time.

Bunks, Mattresses, and Covers on Charter Saling Boat

Gone are the days of the "donkey's breakfast" - the straw palliasse onto which the sailor lowered his salty frame to cork off a few undisturbed hours (he hoped) in his watch below. It has long disappeared over the horizon, in company with colza oil sidelights, single Spanish burtons, and salt horse from a keg at the foot of the mainmast. The donkey's breakfast was no sleep inducer!

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