Seamanship

Power Cats in a Head Sea
 Is a power cat good in a head sea? Someone asked me that question lately, and my eyebrows hit the ceiling—how could one even ask? Running in a head sea is the situation in which a cat shines, and anyone ...
MoGo iPhone App Lets You Report on BP Gulf Disaster
You can file your own “citizen scientist” reports on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and contribute  information about what’s really happening down there. All you have to do is download the free iPhone app called “MoGo,” short for ...
Life Jacket Tips for Adults and Children
How big were your kids when you put the boat away last winter? How big are they now that you’re on the water again—and do they still fit into the life jackets you have onboard? According to the 2009 Life Jacket Wear ...
Maxi Speedboat First to Reach Bermuda
The 100-footer Maxi Speedbird beats all the other boats to Bermuda in the 2010 Newport Bermuda Race. We've got a nice video tour of Speedboat.
Newport Bermuda Race Nears Start
The 47th edition of the Newport to Bermuda race is now three days away from its June 18 start in Newport, Rhode Island. Follow with the iTrack service.
Why Life Jackets Matter
Insane video of a bass boat crash on YouTube.
Mako Shark Fishing, and Fishboat Rigging 101
Shark season has begun on the Mid Atlantic coast and mako shark fishing can be incredibly exciting, but there are some basic ways you’ll want to rig your boat which are sometimes overlooked by new shark anglers. For once, this isn’t ...
Strange Tow Boat, Break Downs, and Weird Stuff on the Water
Spend enough time on the water and you’ll see lots of weird stuff like this, um, tow boat helping out someone experiencing a break down, which we saw the other day. Check this out: No, this is NOT your average tow boat. I’m ...
GPS, SPOT Interfaced, Text Messenging Just got better
There’s a hot new communication method available to boaters and fishers, because DeLorme and SPOT not interface to allow text messaging from afar, be it on your boat in the middle of the ocean or a mountaintop lake. SPOT satellite messengers ...
Kids, Watercops, Life Jackets, and Great Ideas
Over the holiday weekend we got checked by the watercops for life jackets and safety gear by the DNR (marine) police, while chumming for stripers in Eastern Bay. We’d only been there for a half hour or so and already dropped a ...

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