Sextant In Space
It may be hard to believe, but today’s astronauts use an 18th century marine navigational tool as back-up technology.
How to Dock A Single-Engine Inboard Boat
Reversing a single-engine inboard boat into a slip can be stressful. Follow these simple instructions to calm your nerves.
How To Pivot A Single Engine Inboard Boat On Its Own Length
Bow and stern thrusters might be handy, but with the right technique you can turn a single screw inboard boat almost in its own length.
Choosing the Right Rope
Like many other boating products, rope is not a static commodity, but is still evolving and improving. When you buy, read the latest product information. Most boaters will use either one form or another of nylon and perhaps also polypropylene.
Coping with Sudden Fog
Whether or not you have radar or other electronic navigational devices, a few simple steps can make the pea soup more palatable.
Most marine cordage is for general or specialized use aboard sailboats, and the less it stretches, the more it is revered by sailors. For dock lines, however, sailors and powerboaters alike need a rope that does stretch.
Manually hauling in an anchor can be a chore. Rope burn and back strain are potential concerns, unless you have a windlass.