When it comes to sailing implements, the role of the most rudimentary of the sailing tools simply cannot be ignored at any time. The modern trend is to rely on a whole host of electronics to get to navigate and control sail boats but the dependability of the old tools does make them truly indispensable on most sailing expeditions. Even the die hard proponents of the electronics gadgets and fancy applications would not sail without the simple compass and sextant at any time.
It can be said that the real age of sailing came about when true freedoms were realized with the introduction of the compass to navigate the waters. This is a dependable and reliable source of finding direction no matter the conditions. Truly there never would have come about a situation when a compass would have crashed; even with the roughest of seas and waters.
The Sailor’s stove
Just try making a simple coffee on a sail boat on a rough day and it would be evident of the indispensability of the simple stoves that are in use on most simple of sailing boats. The very construction of this bit of innovation does produce a utility that simply cannot be missed at any time and not just the rough seas alone.
When people get to consider the very rustic nature of the stove on most sail boats, it strikes as being innovative at best. It is a basic design that has been in use for over five hundred years and survives for the simple reason that it is an enduring design at best.
The Boat Ring
Few people would associate the life jacket to the name, boat ring. But this is what the first of life saving implements that were in use were called as. The simple fact that the whole item came about as a ring form did add to the effect. Today, there are a whole load of material to sustain and keep people afloat but the sheer simplicity of the boat ring can never be belittled at any point of time and in any manner of boats too.
Today, with the most advanced of sighting tools in use commonly on boats and other sailing vessels, few people would have given much thought to the way it all started. The binoculars are the most simple yet the most dependable ways of looking at what lies ahead. It must be noted that with the typical binoculars, the weather is never a factor to help it function. Often it is the experience of the user that tells in the way the simple tools produces results.
In today’s world of the GPS and the most precise of positioning provided to modern sail boats, few people would relish the use of sextants to locate the vessel on a map. But unlike the modern aids, the sextant is simple in form and still simple to use. This leaves little space for errors to creep into the working of the device providing the most reliable of functioning.