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Boating After Dark
Boating after dark can be scary if you're not prepared. Here's how to safely enjoy a night out on the water.
NOAA To Eliminate Printed Tide And Current Tables
Be aware that a change in U.S. Coast Guard policy allows products to go fully digital in 2021.
The Demise Of Traditional Paper Charts
Soon you won't be able to buy the colorful NOAA paper charts. But technology means you can print your own up to date backup paper charts at a fraction of the price.
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.