Besides the Bowline and the Clove hitch as mentioned in the previous article there are many more maritime knots that we can use.
We are mentioning below two of them which may seem particularly useful.
Before we go out to the sea with our boat, it is necessary to know some basic knots that will mainly help us to tie with safety.
A few days ago we had the joy to meet Gianni Di Meglio, one of the most famous offshore powerboat racers in Italy and…not only. Any discussion with Gianni, a pilot with huge distinctions who with Antonio Gioffredi were an unbeatable duo known as "Giant Killer", is certainly very interesting.
This project was born some time ago in the one of the most beautiful places of our beloved Italy, standing in the wonderful Pozzuoli Gulf, inspired even by the nature, the sea and the beautiful things that surrounded our vision… and our dreams of course.
Italy is said to be a country with people of Saints, artists and navigators, but even greater of dreamers able to dream along further!
As we have seen in previous articles, the application of trim tabs is particularly useful to any boat. They improve hole shot, boat’s attitude and handling, making the ride more stable and comfortable in choppy seas.
However, in order to get the maximum from their use we should choose the appropriate size for our boat and install it in the right way.
It is known that the outer surface of a hull is covered by a special resin called gelcoat, which mainly protects it.
Thus, this gelcoat is constantly exposed to the sea-water and sun, leading to its erosion. Over the years the gelcoat loses its shine, becomes dull and porous. The bigger the pores become, the more permeable the gelcoat gets. It also stains more easily and then of course it is harder to clean it putting the hull in a great risk.