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Preparations and Choosing a sailboat for family cruising



Choosing the perfect type of boat for traveling is so confusing. Whether you want to buy a boat for traveling or want to take the boat for rent. you must know what type of boat is right for your trip.

You can’t just pick any boat to travel because the boat selection depends on the type of trip you want to go.  So, as a part of boating trips when we think about sea traveling, a sailboat is the best choice for many sailors. It has some extra advantages for sea travel.

So, if you want to travel by sailboat in the sea. You must consider some factors for choosing the perfect sailboat. Because when you want to cruise the sea you should pay extra attention to the safe boating. Besides choosing the sailboat for cursing, you also have to consider some sailing manners. These are so important to enjoy the trip. So, to choose a sailboat and the way you should prepare for sailing, you should follow the tips I am writing for you below.

Choose the perfect type of sailboat for cruising:

Sailboats come in different sizes and shapes. Every sailboat has its different purpose of uses. So, you have to choose your sailboat according to your needs. Normally for cruising sailors prefer two types of sailboats. These are Sloop and Ketch. Sloop sailboats are designed with two sails and one mast.  The sails of the sloop are larger than the sails of the ketch. So, if you buy a sloop then it will require more strength to control and maintain.

Sloop sailboats come in different sizes from 10 feet to 100 feet. The size generally depends on the number of sailors on the sloop. You can also use a sloop for racing purpose as it is faster than any other cruising boats. While sloop has two large sails that requires more strength to control, Ketches have three small sails. The mast of the ketches in the rear side that is for controlling the boat. Ketches sailboats are not faster like the sloops. So, if you don’t want to cruise faster ketch is the perfect choice for you.

These two sailboats only propel using the power of the wind. But If you have enough budget to buy an electric sailboat that would be a good choice also. You can also add a trolling motor mounting the rear side of the sailboat that will reduce the cost of choosing an electric sailboat. But for choosing a trolling motor for your sailboat, you have to consider other factors. like trolling motor battery, thrust power, length of the shaft. The advantage of using a motorized sailboat is that you can also propel the boat while there is not enough wind to propel the boat.

So, for cruising with your family, you must consider the safest way for sailing the sailboat.  As sloops are faster so you should choose a ketch for family cruising. The accommodation capacity on the boat is so important while choosing a sailboat for family cruising. If you want to spend the night on the sailboat you must go for a ketch. Because ketch has some onboard rooms to sleep and taking rest.

How to prepare the sailboat:

When you plan for cursing you should pay attention to prepare your boat less than preparing yourself. We all know why safety is so much important for us. So before sailing the boat check all the components of the boat whether they are in their best condition. Don’t expect to have the best performance from the sailboat if you have chosen a used one. But for choosing a used sailboat, you must scrutinize the hull condition. whether the sails are usable or not, the engine if you are sailing on an electric sailboat.

After checking the boat condition if you get any problem fixed this if you own a boat. But if you want to rent a boat then you just need to choose a better one from the sailboat rental service.

Prepare yourself for cruising on the sailboat:

When you are satisfied with the preparation and condition of the sailboat now prepare yourself for cruising. Take all the necessary gears to enjoy the trip. Normally for cruising you should not take a heavy suitcase. Take your cruising staffs in one backpack.

People usually like to cruise in the summer that is the best season for cruising. As we all know the summer dress code so wear the light color and cotton clothes to enjoy the onboard sight. You should also use the sunscreen cream to avoid the sunburn. Also, take swimming costume if you want to swim. If any of your family members don’t know how to swim then take a life jacket for him or her. I recommend taking lifejacket for all the onboard cruisers. Because we don’t know the what is waiting for us in the sea.

One of the most important thing for cruising in the sea is knowing the weather forecast. You should take all the preparation when you know the weather is with you. But sometimes when we go for cursing we see the weather condition is fine but we have to face the unexpected situation on the sea. So, in this type of situations, wear the life jacket and inform the marine coast using a two-way radio.

It is better to inform the marina about your sailing date, so they can track you when they see any upcoming problems. For safe returning, you should also use a GPS machines that will show you the returning way. You can also see your current location using a GPS tracker machine. If you don’t want to use a GPS tracker machine use a marine map if you know how to read the map. Otherwise, GPS machine is a must for you. SO, these are the checklist for choosing a sailboat for cruising and preparations to be taken for cruising in the sea. Also, take enough food and water to stay hydrated. Though we give less on concern for safety while cruising the sea. But safety comes first to enjoy another boating trips. So, consider these cruising factors to enjoy the boating season.

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Four Indian police, two militants killed in Kashmir attack: police



SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Four Indian paramilitary policemen and two militants were killed in a gunbattle that ensued after militants stormed into a police training center in Kashmir on Sunday, a police official said.

At least two militants entered the building at around 2:30 a.m. at Letpora, south of Srinagar, Rajesh Yadhav, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) spokesman told Reuters.


The militants fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades before heading into the center, Yadhav said.

He said two militants and four police were killed in the gunbattle.

SN Srinvastav, special director general of the CRPF, said that there could be one or more militants still hiding.

“We hope that we will conclude the operation as soon as possible”, he said.

S P Vaid, director general of Jammu and Kashmir police, said that a search operation was going on, adding that they had received tip-offs about an impending militant strike in the Kashmir for the past three days.

“They (militants) were trying. They probably could not get a place and time earlier. So, they struck last night,” Vaid said.

Militants have targeted police camps in Kashmir in recent months. Eight Indian police officials were killed when Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked a security camp in southern Kashmir in August.

Indian troops have killed 206 militants this year, Vaid said. Last year’s total was 150.

India accuses Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the Line of Control that divides Kashmir. Pakistan denies those allegations.

The South Asian neighbors have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

Writing by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Alison Williams

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast



(Reuters) – Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The mercury in New York City’s Times Square was expected to drop to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 Celsius) with a wind chill at nearly 0 F (minus 18C) during the final hours of 2017, the National Weather Service said, testing the willpower of hundreds of thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers.

In the heartland, next week could bring low temperatures last recorded 130 years ago to parts of Nebraska, said David Eastlack, a meteorologist with the weather service. That includes a record low for the date of minus 22F (minus 30C) for Tuesday.

“The bitter cold is going to be dangerous,” he said in a phone interview, warning residents of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa to avoid venturing outside or taking a car trip. He said that the wind chills will be near minus 35F (minus 37C), a level when frostbite could set in within 10 minutes.
People cross 6th Avenue and 42nd Street as a cold weather front hits the region, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The weather service predicted lows would hit minus 20F to minus 30F (minus 7C to -34C) from Montana into the Dakotas and Minnesota, well below average.

Temperatures could drop to around 0 F (minus 18C) as far south as the northern border of Oklahoma on New Year’s Day, and into the minus 30s near the Canadian border on Sunday and Monday, the service said.

The arctic air from Canada will also bring subfreezing temperatures to U.S. Gulf Coast cities such as Biloxi, Mississippi.

 Icy roads will make travel difficult over much of the United States, from the south-central states of Texas and Oklahoma and eastward over Arkansas, northern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through the New Year’s weekend, the private AccuWeather forecasting service said.

Weather was expected to remain much more mild on the West Coast, with temperatures forecast in the low 70s in Los Angeles over the next few days.

Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; editing by Diane Craft and Jonathan Oatis

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Know the Drawbacks of Couch Tuner – Is Couch Tuner Legit?



Couch Tuner has become a household name since the site was released in early 2010. This is a free TV streaming platform where you can watch any TV show for free! Initially, the site was launched with a .com domain but started to expand with subdomain with .ag, .in and .fr. One can discover a range of different TV Shows on this site and watch them without purchasing. That’s what makes the site so special. Let’s take an in-depth detail about Couch Tuner, its safety, legitimacy, and other aspects before using it.

What is Couch Tuner?

Sadly, Couch Tuner is a pirate website that provides pirated media for streaming. You will only find TV Shows on the site, so, it can be wise to say that the site is the home of TV Shows. You can watch popular TV Shows like Narcos, Game of Thrones, Quantico, etc. in this video streaming site.

Drawbacks of Couch Tuner

The video streaming site not only includes the TV Shows but includes some cons that can become the reason for your anxiety. And those drawbacks play a pivotal role for people looking for the alternatives to Couch Tuner. So, let’s look at the drawbacks.

  • Since the .com domain of Couch Tuner is closed as of now, you have to find other domains of Couch Tuner as written above which sometimes creates a hassle for the users.
  • While playing a particular video in Couch Tuner, reportedly users have faced problems concerning a new tab opened right after clicked on the video.
  • The TV Shows are not organized at all! You won’t find the seasons and episodes of a TV Show in prominent order. So, you have to dig more.
  • Lack of Autoplay is one of the reasons why people find Couch Tuner unworthy as they have to look for the next episode after finishing one!

These drawbacks leave Couch Tuner way behind its competitors in the market. But it’s not only the cons that make Couch Tuner ‘vulnerable’ (according to some users) the lack of legitimacy and safety creates a big difference. Let’s have a look if Couch Tuner is legit or safe.

Is Couch Tuner Legal?

The answer is simply “No”! As stated above in the article, Couch Tuner is a piracy website which displays pirated video contents from other media sites. And you know what it means to be pirated. The illegal and pirated content may drop you into serious trouble if you’re a Couch Tuner User (Depending on your place). In the USA, your internet provider can cripple your bandwidth which is known as 6 Strikes law.

Is Couch Tuner Safe?

On the safety part, Couch Tuner gets a thumbs-up leaving its ads. The history of Couch Tuner depicts a safe browsing while watching and clicking on videos. But be cautious when you click on the ads as those can include some malware and virus that can ruin your device. Don’t step into the trap when asked to update your media player on the site whereas there’s no relation between updating media player and watching videos on the site. That’s all for the safety.

So, now you have a fair idea about Couch tuner, its drawbacks, legitimacy, and safety. The above aspects are the reason why people often look for the alternatives to Couch Tuner. If you are one of them, then don’t worry! There’re multiple well-established and clean sites to help you out. You can visit Layerpoint and get the legal and safe alternatives to Couch Tuner which will help you to continue streaming.

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