Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 18 September 2014, 08:47   #1
Member
 
Ribochet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Rostrevor
Boat name: Ricochet
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Twin F115 Yams
MMSI: 235083269
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 911
Buoyage refresher

One for all of us

A good link to an article from the RYA titled

Don’t be blasé about buoyage

Don’t be blasé about buoyage | Up to Speed | e-Newsletters | News & Events | RYA
__________________

__________________
Maximum Preparation - Maximum Fun
Ribochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2014, 08:54   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gillingham
Boat name: Harrys Game
Make: Avon WB 450
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha F50
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 91
Excellent, thanks. Jim
__________________

__________________
Man chases women until she catches him.
Harrys Game is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2014, 09:38   #3
Member
 
kerny's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs
Boat name: IMOGEN
Make: Air-Craft 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 60
MMSI: 235087492
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,040
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to kerny
We all need a reminder now and then. Thanks
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
kerny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2014, 17:05   #4
Member
 
Festinghouse's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chorley / Holyhead
Boat name: Northwind Challenger
Make: Tornado
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner 115 efi CT
MMSI: 235080598
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,398
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Festinghouse
if it helps anyone, this is what i remember (as sad as it may sound!)

flashing lights on cardinals = the number they would represent on a clock face - ie N=12 flashes E=3 S=6 and W=9
safe water mark is 'santa colours' so safe to go near
isolated danger mark is black/red or 'dennis the menace colours' so stay away
__________________
"Life may often suck, but the alternative is unacceptable"
MMSI Sticker

Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
Festinghouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 September 2014, 00:30   #5
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Quote:
Did you know this is the opposite if you are in North or South America, Canada or certain parts of South East Asia?
Let's make it worse: I think the majority of the US conforms to your conventions; it's only on ICW (Intra Coastal Waterway) that things are backwards.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 September 2014, 00:52   #6
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
Buoyage refresher

I was told how to remember Cardinal bouy shapes ,
North " points up for North ,
South "points down for south ,
West " W for woman( hour glass shape)

For ships Navigation light colours or for those who get port & starboard mixed up
think of a harbour somewhere that has a Brothel ?
"The ship has just LEFT a RED light PORT.
__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 September 2014, 05:46   #7
Member
 
Ovey's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth(ish)
Boat name: Wings
Make: Ribeye
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha F115 AETL
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 615
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by m chappelow View Post
I was told how to remember Cardinal bouy shapes ,
North " points up for North ,
South "points down for south ,
West " W for woman( hour glass shape)

For ships Navigation light colours or for those who get port & starboard mixed up
think of a harbour somewhere that has a Brothel ?
"The ship has just LEFT a RED light PORT.
Same way I was taught for the cardinals, but a slight tweak was W is for wineglass (same shape). Also the arrows of the two triangles point to where the black bit is on the yellow/black buoy (top for N, bottow for S, middle for W, top and bottom for E).

I was taught another way for port starboard - PORT has the same number of letters as LEFT, and Port wine is RED!

But thanks to the OP - always useful to have a refresher!
__________________
There's weather out there - must be time to RIB!

(Or dive, or ref rugby, or.......)
Ovey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 September 2014, 10:47   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Llanfair pg
Boat name: just about to change
Make: Aircraft
Length: 8m +
Engine: Outboard
MMSI: 13
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 217
Plus port hand are numbered even and starboard hand are numbered uneven
IE Port are numbered 2 4 6 8 and so on as you enter a Port
Starboard 1 3 5 etc (Unless they are Named of course)
Port is red 'any port left' and the Navy pass the port to the Left , they say!
__________________
www.seawake.co.uk
kawasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2014, 18:00   #9
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by kawasaki View Post
starboard hand are numbered uneven
I think you mean numbered odd - uneven would suggest they are irregularly numbered!
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2014, 18:26   #10
Member
 
Ovey's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth(ish)
Boat name: Wings
Make: Ribeye
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha F115 AETL
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 615
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by kawasaki View Post
and the Navy pass the port to the Left , they say!

They do indeed! I spent 22 years passing the significantly emptier decanter to my left!


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________

__________________
There's weather out there - must be time to RIB!

(Or dive, or ref rugby, or.......)
Ovey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.