How-to: Seamanship

  1. 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

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Tie Bend Knots

    Doug Logan
    Jun 17, 2014

    Bend knots are used for joining two lengths of line together. Learn how to tie two of them by watching this short video. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Tie a Bowline Knot

    Doug Logan
    Jun 10, 2014

    Learn how to tie the quintessential boating knot, the bowline, in this helpful how-to video. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Tie Hitch Knots

    Doug Logan
    Jun 3, 2014

    Watch this how-to video to learn how to tie two common knots. …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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