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How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat Pre-Launch Checklist

    Valerie Mellema
    Aug 13, 2020

    From minor annoyances to serious failures, having a pre-launch checklist can prevent any mishaps. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat Towing Guide: How to Trailer a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 17, 2020

    If you want to learn how to tow a boat you've come to the right place. With this guide, you can begin developing your trailering skills today. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Navigate a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 16, 2020

    Whether you own a sailboat or a motorboat, a yacht or a dinghy, you need to know how to navigate it. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Handle a Pontoon Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Apr 2, 2020

    If you’re new to pontoon boats, you’ll want to know these tips. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    How To Sail A Boat

    Carol Cronin
    Mar 31, 2020

    Sailing fundamentals: here's a step-by-step guide to learning the lifelong sport. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat Launch: Ramp Etiquette for Loading and Unloading

    Jeff Hemmel
    Mar 7, 2019

    Once you've discovered the right boat launch in your area, you'll want to ensure that you know the general rules and guidelines to follow when learning how to launch your boat. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Dock a Boat: Single or Twin Engines, Joysticks, and More

    Gary Reich
    Dec 20, 2018

    Docking a boat can be difficult and stressful. In this guide, we’ll give you plenty of tips, tricks, and tactics that will make the job easier. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Serving Champagne on a Yacht: the Do's and Don'ts

    Nicholas James
    Nov 30, 2018

    Ready to pop the bubbly? Here's some good advice to follow the next time you find yourself sipping champagne on board a mega yacht. …Read More

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    How to Prevent Theft of Your Boat, Engine and Electronics

    Kim Kavin
    Oct 4, 2018

    You know what they say—once it’s gone, it’s gone. Follow these boat theft prevention tips to keep your vessel, trailer, engine and electronics secure. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Living on a Boat Full Time: How Much Will It Cost You?

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Sep 27, 2018

    Looking to live large in a tiny place? Here's 12 questions to ask yourself when planning to live aboard a boat. …Read More

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