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The Essential Knot Book for Boats tip #1

Excerpted from: The Essential Knot Book for Boats, Fourth EditionHandling Ropes and LinesNot surprisingly, some consideration has to be given to the handling and...

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship tip #2

Tips for Safer SailingBe forehanded. Here are two definitions. 1) The rule of 6 Ps: Proper prior preparation prevents piss-poor results. 2) Youre preparing...

Sailing a Serious Ocean tip #3

Heavy Weather Myths Debunked Before getting into fitting-out for heavy weather and preparing for storms before they arrive, lets debunk a few common myths....

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Tip #1

Excerpted from The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, Fourth EditionHANDS ON: Near a PierA large proportion of accidents around boats take place at the dock....

Sailing A Serious Ocean tip # 2

Excerpt from Sailing A Serious Ocean - by John KretschmerRic and Diane were on watch as we approached the northern edge of the Gulf...

Sailing a Serious Ocean tip #1

Standing WatchAs you probably suspect already, and will certainly know if you continue reading this book, I am not a skipper who blindly adheres...

Seamanship Secrets #4

Secrets of the Most Accurate LOP on EarthWhen the two charted objects line up as viewed from your boat - say a church spire...

Seamanship Secrets tip #3

How to Correct for Leeway Wind DriftAll vessels tend to sideslip, or make leeway, except with the wind dead ahead or astern. High-freeboard power...

Seamanship Secrets tip #2

How to Sail Home if the Steering FailsMy little ODay Javelin, at 13 feet, skimmed across the blue-green waters of Biscayne Bay. Picture...

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat tip #1

Excerpted from Don Caseys Inspecting the Aging SailboatThere arent many experiences more ripe with promise than buying a boat. When you find the very...