Seamanship

The Marlow Ocean Challenge
David Marlow has a reputation in the industry for being. . . well, let’s say. . . outspoken. He believes strongly in the superiority of the boats he builds and isn’t afraid to name the names of competitors whom he ...
VIDEO: Why You Should Wear Your Life Jackets
BoatUS sent this in an email news alert as a reminder of why you should wear your lifejackets. WATCH THE VIDEO From the email: The good news is all survived. The man referenced in the video who needed CPR to be revived is ...
3 Life-saving Tips for Boaters
Yesterday we hit on a couple of tips that could save your boat, so it seemed reasonable to talk about how to save a person on that boat, today. As captain of your craft it’s your responsibility to know what ...
3 Emergency Tips to Save Your Boat!
Have you ever: stood in the cockpit with water swirling around your ankles, bailing as though the word depended on it – because it did; reached for the pin in a fire extingusher, trying to control your wildly shaking fingers ...
Marina Life Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Best Marina Contest
Marina Life members are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the cruise planning and concierge service by voting for their favorite member marina. The company will feature the winning marinas voted “Best Transient Marina” and marina with the “Best Customer Service” ...
Dealing With Ambient Noise
Take a look at the chart above. It’s from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). As you can see, sustained exposure to 85 dB-A and above ain’t good for you. Now browse through your nearest boating magazine ...
ActiveCaptain Launches Major Website Upgrade
Jeffrey Siegel said this week that the ActiveCaptain “X” beta website, under development for the past year, is now fully launched and live, providing everything from a new user interface to NOAA charts and Microsoft Virtual Earth cartography.  The website ...
Considering a Trawler? Get to a Trawler Fest
Yesterday’s news of the new Kadey-Krogen 52′ — which was made sort of under the public radar — at last month’s Trawler Fest in Fort Lauderdale, reminded me of just one more benefit of these events. If you’ve never been ...
VIDEO: Active Captain Integrates with MaxSea-Furuno
Jeff Siegal of ActiveCaptain recently notified users of the fabulous online cruising database that the information from ActiveCaptain will shortly be available inside MaxSea’s Time Zero charting software. The MaxSea folks were demonstrating a beta version of the software and ...
5 Safe Boating Tips
This past summer was another busy boating season in which thousands of stranded boaters needed towing or other assistance. I used to work for Vessel Assist, a nationwide on-the-water towing service that was bought by TowBoat US in 2003.  Here ...

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