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Trawler Training Aboard a Nordic Tug 42

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Trawler Training Aboard a Nordic Tug 42
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John has been an avid student of Captain Chris through boat show seminars, newsletters and following our facebook page for a few years. Now he has decided that this is the time to put words into action finally getting behind the helm of a Nordic Tug 42...with the help of Captain Chris. (scroll down for video and more photos)

Inviting Captain Chris to join John and his cousin for training, this was a real guys trip along the Sarasota coast of Florida. A few days of learning about how to handle a single engine boat included understanding all the systems, electronics and navigation requirements to have fun and be safe. Hands-on aboard this boat allowed practice with RADAR, GPS chart plotter, inverter, generator, bow and stern thrusters. That's enough to keep everyone happy! Even the deck hand appreciates docking with ease using a combination of basic seamanship and the latest technology when you come into a new marina.

These cousins graduated with honors as they demonstrate when they pull away from the dock in this video (just below). Captain Chris Salutes you!

Teamwork! Learning how to communicate effectively is key as demonstrated in the undocking video. This is pleasure boating so learn the right way to have fun.
So many circuit breakers to make all systems run.
What we see on the GPS chartplotter includes a merging channel out to the Longboat Key Pass. Note the LP in the middle of the screen just above green day marker 47.
And here is LP. The triangle shape and red on the upper half of the day marker indicates the main channel. The lower green half marks the merging channel sharing the day marker board. Confusing? Captain Chris can set you on the right course.
John is thrilled to finally be at the helm! All the research and seminars have paid off and we are underway. Hope you got to view his undocking video. Teamwork in action.
Nordic Tug 42 with crew preparing for cruising!
   

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