Seamanship

Laura Dekker Solo Sailor, Skishing, and Other Weird Nautical News
When it comes to Skishing, Laura Dekker (another youngest around the world solo sailing trip), and other weird nautical news, sometimes you just have to wonder if mankind has run out of things to do. Now, we’re inventing strange and ...
How You Can Get Properly Fitted Life Jackets—For Free
Last month, we brought you some tips for making sure that the life jackets on your boat are the correct size for every adult and child you regularly bring aboard. This month, we’re following up with a way that you ...
Coasties to Crack Down on Bow Riding
The Coast Guard announced it will be cracking down on the practice of bow riding, meaning you can’t ride in the bow cockpit, as pictured above, while the boat is underway. According to the Coast Guard News website, this will ...
Sirius Satellite Weather on the Chartplotter
After testing Sirius satellite weather on the chartplotter, I signed up for the service myself. Since I take my kids out on offshore adventures that may range 60 to 70 miles from the boat ramp, I wanted to be darn ...
Bailing Mahi at the Lobster Pots
Bailing mahi mahi at the lobster pots along the edge of the Continental Shelf is one heck of a fun way to fish; there’s a ton of action, the fish jump and fight like crazy, and they taste darn good, ...
BOOK REVIEW: Deadliest Sea
From Noah to the sinking of the whaleship Essex to The Perfect Storm, maritime disaster stories have kept audiences riveted in accounts recorded on the written page. But in the Youtube and reality TV era, and particularly with the immense ...
Adding a High Accuracy Fuel Flow Meter on your Boat
Adding a high accuracy fuel flow meter onto your boat is a much easier installation then most people would assume, and it gives you some important advantages. Let’s face facts: just about anyone who’s run a boat for years on ...
Troubleshoot Outboard Engine, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Evinrude, or Mercury
Do you need to troubleshoot your Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Evinrude, or Mercury outboard? Even though most of today’s outboard engines require a full-blown laptop scan to diagnose, some common problems can be addressed rather easily… if, that is, you know what ...
New Hope for Seasickness Prevention
NASA research provides hope for an effective, new preventive technique against seasickness.
Rescue Video – BoatU.S. EPIRB Rental Saves Three
Renting an EPIRB from BoatU.S. for the occasional offshore passage might just save your life; like it did for these three sailors off the coast of northern California. Check out the video for the dramatic Coast Guard rescue.

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