Seamanship

Brunswick Found Liable for Propeller Accident
Ho-boy, the floodgates have been opened for idiotic law suits galore, because Brunswick has been found liable (partially, anyway), for a propeller injury accident that took place back in 2005. Here’s the scoop, as told in Boating Industry News (read their article ...
Sushi Run Boats Prepare for 2010 Continuation
Ken Williams, who, with his wife Roberta, owns the Nordhavn 68 Sans Souci, reports that the 2010 cruising season for the boats of the Great Siberian Sushi Run (GSSR) is approaching. In an email today to followers of his blog, ...
Second Great Technique for Dinghy Anchoring
Our recent piece by Jeff Siegel of ActiveCaptain about a novel dinghy anchoring technique stimulated quite a bit of discussion from readers and we even heard about another, possibly even better, technique from John Marshall, owner of the Nordhavn 55 ...
3 Mistakes That Could Kill Your Boat
Have you ever made a mistake that killed your boat? I know I have… more then once. Hopefully, reading this will help you avoid making any of these three boat-busters: don’t do this!!! 1.The Fishing Line Blunder – If you fish ...
Blackberry Weather App for Coastal Cruisers
Mobile Mariner LLC has announced the official launch of the Mobile Mariner™ for the Blackberry® smartphone, which will provide NOAA marine weather forecasts, tide information and life weather conditions for the coastal United States, including the Great Lakes. More upcoming ...
Updating Electronic Charts and Chartplotters
Do you really need to update your electronic charts, and the chartography in your chartplotter’s brain? A three year old unit, for example, may seem plenty “new.” Unfortunately, the Coast Guard has this pesky habit of moving nav aids. Worse ...
Women Learning About Canal Cruising With Sea Sense
Sea Sense, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based sailing and powerboating school for women, is offering a new international class on Ireland’s Shannon River and canals. Every year, the company offers a different international course, with previous locations including various Caribbean locales, ...
Great Technique for Dinghy Anchoring at the Beach
By Jeffrey Siegel (ActiveCaptain); Videography by Karen Siegel Here’s a great technique for anchoring the dinghy off the beach. Our dinghy weighs about 800 pounds. She’s a rigid inflatable with a 40 HP engine. It’s our family car when we’re cruising ...
Boating By Numbers–Tracking Fuel Burn
One of the worst feelings in boating is the one you get when you realize, after running around all day, that you don’t have enough fuel to get home. It happens. The general rule of thumb when you leave the slip or ...
U.S. Coast Guard Photo Contest Winners
The winners of this year’s U.S. Coast Guard People’s Choice Photo Contest have been announced and the photo above is the winner!  This year’s contest elicited some amazing photos, which you can see here at the Coast Guard’s blog, Compass.  The ...

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