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THINKING METRIC - French Metric Conversions Download

Many of us are “metrically-challenged” and struggle with making sense of liters of diesel, bolts measured in millimeters, and water depths given in meters.

Here is some help - a downloadable Cheat Sheet that gives you all the key metric conversions a boater needs + the French words (and pronunciation) for units and measurements.

Metric Conversions
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So many of our cruising communications involve measurements - and in French waters, those measurements will be metric.

Download, print and take this Cheat Sheet with you when you need to give your boat’s dimensions in French to the marina, boatyard, customs officials or the French canals agency.

Keep it handy when you go shopping, whether you’re buying food, hardware, pipe, chain, fabric or fuel.

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