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The Right Way To Navigate Bridges
At some point in your travels here and there by boat, you may have to request a bridge opening. Here’s how to do it right.
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.
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.
Mastering Mediterranean Mooring
If you plan to spend any time in the Mediterranean — or merely want to hold your boat perpendicular to a dock or shore — use this docking technique.
Ocean Wave Basics
A closer look at how waves form and what affects them will help you make smarter boating decisions.
How To Dock A Twin Outboard Boat
There's no need to get stressed out when backing a boat with twin outboards. This handy guide will get you up to speed in no time.
How To Back Into A Slip With A Single Engine Outboard Boat
Step-by-step instructions on how to get a single-engine outboard boat into a slip safely.
Using The SCAN Technique To Avoid Distracted Driving On The Water
Testing a proposed U.S. Coast Guard training program for boaters to help keep the skipper's attention while underway.