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PLAN TO PLAN

As the boating season winds down in some northern areas it winds up in southern areas. Already many seafarers are taking boating courses and the professionals are attending nautical school. NAUTICAL LOG always started nautical school in September after spending the Summer months in the European coastal trade. This was great experience for a Foreign-Going Officer in the deep sea trade. With far more daily traffic to contend with and in and out of Ports every couple of days plus lots, and I mean lots, of shiphandling. Going to the classroom was positively relaxing, and after a 'Pub lunch' sometimes a bit too relaxing!!

So this is the training and upgrading time and a good opportunity to learn about Passage Planning. Which is now compulsory under IMO Regulations for all vessels, Professional, Fishing and Recreational/Leisure. If you look at the 'SITEMETER' record you will see how many visits there are on just that subject - Passage Planning. Here at NAUTICAL LOG we would like to see everyone request our "NAUTICAL LOG PASSAGE PLANNING GUIDE". After all it is FREE, so that's good and its professional, which is even better.

Several have gone out already and it is a great way to spend part of the off-boating season.


1. Contact us at boucp@hotmail.com and we will e-mail the GUIDE to you - IT IS FREE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
2. In the 'subject line' write 'NAUTICAL LOG PLAN GUIDE' - just like that in block letters.
3. If you do not do this then the filter will recognize your e-mail as 'JUNK' and erase you.

Then next season when the Maritime Authorities start checking for your Plan, as they are going too, you will be all ready to set sail.

Also NAUTICAL LOG has divided some books from our Library into "READING SUGGESTIONS" and "NAUTICAL REFERENCE BOOKS". These lists may be more helpful to visitors.

Good Watch.

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