Mention a boat and the first element that springs to mind is water. Boats need water. But boats also need air, which is one of those things people tend to take for granted, since it’s always there and it’s free.
Given that there are no lanes, stoplights, speed bumps or signs to direct the helmsman, the need to keep a proper lookout is especially
critical on the water. The sooner you see another boat, the sooner you can take the appropriate action to avoid a collision.
Two days without sleep! Tramatized Tuna! BoatUS to the Rescue!
A despondent Dan Richter and his badly damaged 29-foot Seaswirl were tied up at the Mexican Navy base in Ensenada, Mexico, this past October when he spotted a mysterious man walking down the pier toward his boat… Continue
When the boat is laid up for the winter, there are chores and upgrades that can be done, but how about an upgrade for the skipper? While there’s no end to what one can learn, here are some basic, vital skills that can be practiced and perfected while waiting patiently for spring.
Whenever Seaworthy has written about docking techniques, the very first recommendation has always been to apply throttle gently when approaching a dock. The easy-does-it approach protects your boat’s hull and in extreme cases the dock.