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The American Heritage Dictionary defines a standing order as "An order or rule to be in force until specifically changed or withdrawn, especially a regulation relating to military or parliamentary procedure." So that only confirms that they are long-lasting, basically just the "standing" part, but it doesn't provide much other insight.  Captain's standing orders often include rules for navigation and safety procedures, even to some extent behavior aboard a vessel. The orders will vary of course, depending not only on the preferences of the captain, but also on the size of...
Every spring, Boat U.S. comes out with a list of the top 10 most common boat names from the prior year. 2013's winner: Serenity.  The list tells a pretty simple story: There's no shortage of puns out there involving variations of words like "sea," "knot" and "aqua."  While sea puns seem to be most popular these days, at least among Boat U.S.' members, there's a large camp of boaters that are very deliberate and intellectual when it comes to boat names. I enjoyed reading some of their posts in this Wooden...
Anchoring your boat is an important skill to master and should be practiced until you are confident you can do it well.  It is not usually difficult so don't make yourself nervous needlessly.  Let's divide anchoring into (3) categories.The Lunch hook The Overnight hook The Storm hook  The lunch hook is pretty obviously for short stops such as lunch or a rest where crew members can easily watch to make sure your boat is secure and not dragging toward a problem.  An anchor line scope of 1:5 should be...