How-to

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Back a Boat Trailer Like a Pro

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 14, 2015

    Backing a boat down the ramp can be a bit difficult for new trailer-boaters. Watching this video will make it easier. …Read More

  2. How-To

    When Boarding Ladders Are Out of Reach

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 10, 2015

    What if you're alone and in the water -- and can't get to your boarding ladder? …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    Tips for Launching and Retrieving a Trailer Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 7, 2015

    When you launch and retrieve a trailer boat at the ramp, the pressure is on. …Read More

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  7. How-To

    Speed Boats: Five Things to Look For

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 1, 2015

    If you’re looking at speed boats, check out these five important traits before you buy. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Tow a Boat Safely: Be Prepared

    Chris Caswell
    Jun 29, 2015

    How to tow and how to be towed: on both ends of the towline, seamanship counts. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    My Boat Trailer Bit Me

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 25, 2015

    Synthetic rope like Dyneema is expensive, but it's a good replacement for worn, barb-ridden wire rope on trailer winches. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Battery Cable Protection: Is This Overkill?

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 19, 2015

    The aim of the ABYC standard is to protect battery cable from chafe and possible short-circuit. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Cruising with Dogs: 5 Tips to Keep Fido Safe and Happy

    Kim Kavin
    Jun 13, 2015

    Keeping your dog safe and happy on a boat means preparing in advance with a dog life jacket, dog-friendly water toys and more. …Read More

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  14. How-To

    What to Look for in a Tow Vehicle

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 11, 2015

    If you trailer your boat, you know that what you tow with is just as important as what you’re towing. …Read More

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