John & Phyllis’ 36 Immutable Rules of Seamanship

Chapter 1 of 6 in the Online Book Seamanship


Seamanship, it’s a word that those of us who write about voyaging love to throw around, me especially, but what does it really mean? Can we define it? No, I don’t think so, not completely, because what constitutes seamanship can depend on the person, the boat, and the circumstances.

And for each of us our seamanship is very much the result of our experience. That’s why I have titled the post John and Phyllis’ rules. Having said that, there are also fundamental things one must do to be seamanlike that the sea dictates to all of us, hence the word immutable.

Also, I think that these days it is more difficult than ever before to stay focused on basic seamanship, with the distraction of all the wiz bang gadgetry on offer, so that regular repetition of the basics is probably a good thing for all of us, me included.

So here we go.

Please Login to view this Chapter. (Not a member? Join Today.)


{ 48 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

YOU ARE NOT LOGGED IN. Please login (scroll up and look in sidebar), otherwise your comment won't display.

Not a member?

Please read our Comment Guidelines before you comment.
If your comment does not display immediately, please contact us
Your e-mail address will not be displayed and we will not send you junk mail.

Get your own avatar like ours.

Previous Post (by date):

Next Post (by date):