PracticalBoater
August/September 2014

 

Thumbnail photo of sinking powerboatPreparing For A Hurricane

Tropical storms may be unpredictable but if one hits your boat is far more likely to survive if you have a preparation plan.

 

Thumbnail NOAA satellite image of hurricane approaching FloridaWeather The Storm

Stay up to date with the latest hurricane-tracking emails, hurricane preparation guides, and information to help keep your boat safe — before, during, and after a storm.

 

Tide illustrationReading A Tide Table

Tide tables tell you three important things for any given place: the time of high tide, the time of low tide, and the heights of each.

 

Waterskiing hand signals illustrationSki Talk: Waterskiing Hand Signals

Hand signals are the critical language of waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other boat-towed sports.

 

Thumbnail photo of a menacing seagullPest Control Tips For Boaters

Waging war on the critters that take a shine to your boat can pose big problems.

 

Thumbnail photo of powerboat anchored off beachTaking Your Boat To The Beach

Follow these steps to anchoring your boat just off the beach, bow out, offering easier access to and from the boat via the stern.

 

Thumbnail photo of the aftermath of a CNG explosion on boatAsk The Experts: How High To Tie?

In the event of a hurricane, should I elevate the boat in the lift or lower it? Our technical experts answer your boating-related questions.

 

Thumbnail photo of a boat access portInstall A Simple Ventilation Or
Access Port

If your boat could use a new port, follow these steps for a smooth install.

 


 


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