How-to: Seamanship

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    Maritime Rules of the Road: A Primer for Boaters

    Tony Bessinger
    Jan 25, 2013

    A professional mariner and U.S. Coast Guard masters license instructor explains the view from the bridge, and lays out the basics of watch-keeping and the marine pecking order for pleasure-boaters. …Read More

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    Key West Racing Accident Report Still Pending

    Matt Trulio
    Dec 11, 2012

    The Coast Guard has yet to release findings on accidents that killed three racers in two separate incidents in 2011. …Read More

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    Water and Waste Fittings: Too Close for Comfort

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 2, 2012

    Plumbing convenience shouldn't trump safety concerns. Builders take note. …Read More

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    Five Killer Fish: These Species Are Deadly

    Lenny Rudow
    Oct 29, 2012

    It may surprise you, but when any one of these five killer fish are around, swimming is a bad idea. (Insert “Jaws” music here). …Read More

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    Is the Wiring Support in My Boat Overdone?

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 28, 2012

    There are different ways for wiring support to be compliant with ABYC standards. Compliance failure is easy to see, but overkill is in the eye of the beholder. …Read More

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    Why Can’t I Use My LPG Tank Locker for Storage?

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 20, 2012

    Even if there's room in your LPG locker for extra gear, don't be tempted to put it in there. …Read More

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    Five PFD Tips for Labor Day Weekend

    Aug 31, 2012

    If you have inexperienced boaters with you this weekend, here's some sage advice from the National Safe Boating Council. …Read More

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    Aluminum Water Tanks: Safe to Use?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 9, 2012

    Potable water is best carried in stainless steel or FDA-approved, food-grade plastic tanks rather than in aluminum. Chlorine and aluminum are poor partners. …Read More

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