Untangling Knot Theory
If asked what the strongest knot is, the bowline or square knot might come to mind. Well MIT mathematicians used spaghetti, color-changing rope, and math to find out once and for all which knots are the strongest.
7 Ways To Avoid Boating Accidents
Many boat insurance claims that could have been avoided by improving the skills of the operator.
Data Buoys: Sentinels Of The Sea
Data buoys provide real-time wind and water conditions that help make boating better — and safer. Get to know these helpful weather watchdogs.
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.
The Dangers Of West Coast Swells
Any surfer can tell you one way the West Coast is unique: Average swell heights are significantly higher than on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, or in the Great Lakes. As this story shows, that swell can be deadly.
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.