In some ways, learning how to drive a boat is just like learning how to drive a car. Practice makes perfect. But most of us are exposed to cars at an early enough age that we know the basics long before we ever sit behind the wheel. What if you’re new to boating? How will you figure out the differences between steering a boat and steering a car? Join Senior Editor, Lenny Rudow, in this short video to hear about three simple tips that will help you steer your boat safely and effectively.

There are, of course, a whole lot more differences between driving cars and boats than we covered here. And there are plenty of other ins, outs, and other things you need to learn about running your new boat. Here are some other Boating Tips videos that address the basics, and will help you feel more at home at the helm.