How-to: Seamanship

  1. 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

  2. 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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  4. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Dock a Powerboat

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 6, 2013

    Docking a powerboat side-to can be stressful, so here are some tips to make sure all goes smoothly. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Fishing Friday: The Best Electronic Charts, C-Map vs. Navionics vs. Garmin vs. Lowrance

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 9, 2013

    Which electronic charts are the best for you? Making the smart digital chart choice is a matter of how you use your boat. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Fishing Friday: The Sunburn Solution

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 2, 2013

    How to cure sunburn is an issue all anglers are faced with at one time or another. I fried myself, to see which sunburn solution is the best. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Dock a Powerboat Side-to

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 27, 2013

    Let’s face it, docking a powerboat can be stressful. Here’s how to make it easy. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    How Do You Cleat a Line? Sounds So Easy

    Jul 18, 2013

    Putting a line on a cleat may seem like a simple task, but many new boaters never learn how to do it properly – and as a result, their boat may leave the dock without them. …Read More

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