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Cruising on a Grand Banks - Trawler Training with Captain Chris

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Cruising on a Grand Banks - Trawler Training with Captain Chris
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John met us at a boat show a few years back. Fast forward to READY TO CRUISE mode and he called Captain Chris to learn more with hands-on training aboard this Grand Banks.

Spending a few days aboard we focused first on the safety and systems, making sure everyone had a good foundation for cruising. Navigation and trip planning were next with a nod to the northerly front passing through the area.

Because we often live aboard with you while training we can also offer suggestions that will make your cruising time more comfortable. Topics from how you get your mail & laundry to weather & watch schedules are discussed over meals. We are never surprised by the questions and can share so many of our own experiences from our extensive cruising as a couple.

Give us a call when you are ready for hands-on training from Captain Chris, your cruising coach.

Captain Chris does a stem to stern systems review before we leave the dock. Interesting things are found in the lazerette.
Captain Chris with the manual tiller. Let's hope you never need it but it's a great tool to have when you do!
Learning all about line handling. It's not as confusing as you might think and with a little practice everyone can become competent crew.
It's better to learn to use a bowline than choke the permanent loop on the piling. Don't know how to tie a bowline? Just Ask Captain Chris!
We are ready to go! Bundled up for the first c-c-cold front of the season.
Docking practice also involves a pump out lesson. Double duty docking!
Rank has it's privileges. The helmsman supervises the crew as we prepare to undock in a stiff wind.
Directing the helmsman where to steer toward the anchor for retrieval. Never use the windlass or capstan to bring the boat to the anchor. You will end up with a bent shaft!
Fun on the flybridge.
The day warms and the layers come off. We also manage to work up some heat with the practice of docking from the crew's perspective.
Could this be your next adventure? Just Ask Captain Chris!

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