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.
An overview of different compasses; including card types, and notes about compass deviations and usage in the Southern Hemisphere.
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.
There are quite a few choices out there when it comes to selecting docklines. It's important to consider the type of docking and rafting you do.