Skipper’s Tip – Observation

Notice the physical manifestations of the numbers you find in your tide book and weather forecast. Is the flag blowing lazily or vigorously? Did your barometer fall and rise again as the weather front came through? Did you see “mackerel skies and mares’ tails”? Was the ramp down to D-Dock steep? How far was the water below the bathtub ring at Marina Bay? Was there a new, quarter, or full moon (check the left column of the tide tables)? What direction does the wake flow from a buoy or beacon?

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