How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Boats We Love: Norsafe GES 50MKIII

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 13, 2014

    What boat is more lovable than the one that saves your life? …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Aground! 5 Steps to Get an Outboard-Powered Boat Floating Again

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 1, 2014

    Running aground is no fun, and it can do serious damage to your boat and your outboard. To minimize the danger and get back on your way, follow these five steps. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    Fortress Anchor Testing: When It’s Good To Be a Stick in the Mud

    Gary Reich
    Aug 7, 2014

    Wonder which anchor works best? Fortress Anchors is hoping science can answer that question. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Trailer Maintenance: 3 Lessons from the Frankentrailer

    Carol Cronin
    Jun 17, 2014

    An almost-breakdown brings home the importance of trailer maintenance and good equipment. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Do-It-Yourself Dock Line Splicing, part 2

    Gary Reich
    Feb 20, 2014

    Part two of our handy do-it-yourself guide to making your own looped dock lines. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Dock Lines 101: How to Choose and Use

    Gary Reich
    Dec 25, 2013

    The basics in selecting the right type, length, and number of dock lines for your boat. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    NOAA to Stop Printing Charts. Bummer.

    Doug Logan
    Oct 29, 2013

    People who still appreciate NOAA's great cartography can still get print-on-demand charts, though. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    How Well Do You NOAA Your Weather Forecast?

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 30, 2013

    NOAA is just one option when looking at weather forecast the day before you head out onto the water – and it’s not necessarily the best one. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Flake a Sail

    Sep 28, 2013

    Jeff Johnstone, President of J/Boats, takes us aboard the J/88 and shows us how to flake a mainsail. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Share the Water: Unwritten Rules of Sailors, Fishermen, Powerboaters, and Paddlers

    Carol Cronin
    Sep 9, 2013

    No matter what our chosen watersport might be, we’re all eager to spend time enjoying it. And when our paths cross, we need to understand the unwritten expectations of other boaters. …Read More

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