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Getting Comfortable with the Radar on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2015

Get comfortable with your radar, and it will help make you more comfortable at the helm in all conditions.

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Kadey-Krogen 55 Expedition

By Daniel Harding | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Kadey-Krogen 55 Expedition

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Installing a Bow Thruster and Joystick

By Daniel Harding | Posted October 2015

A bow thruster and joystick install on our Grand Banks 42 project vessel shows how attainable this technology is for today’s boaters.

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How-to Guide to Knots, Hitches, and Linehandling Techniques

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

A guide to all the knots, hitches, and linehandling techniques you’ll ever need to know, including demonstation videos.

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How to do a Three-strand Splice

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

This is the easiest, most common splice. Typically, it’s used to put an eye in the end of a mooring line or anchor rode.

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Invictus 270FX

By Kevin Koenig | Posted October 2015

Our first look at the Invictus 270FX.

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Garmin Panoptix PS60 Through-Hull Transducer

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015

The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.

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The U.S. Navy Has Your Back

By Kevin Koenig | Posted October 2015

“I had no idea a boat could sink that fast!”

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Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015

The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.

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Simple Fishing Lures

By Peter Frederiksen | Posted October 2015

Digging through a tackle box of memories.

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Hunt 32CC

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Hunt 32CC.

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A Trump Presidential Yacht

By Michael Peters | Posted October 2015

The return of the presidential yacht?

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Fiberglass Fabric Basics

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

So you’ve got a quarter guard that got torn up by a piling? Or you need to plug a hole left by an extracted through-hull? Fiberglass fabric’s the answer.

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Furuno 4-Kilowatt DRS4DL UHD Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015

Radar for the Rest of Us

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Clove Hitch on a Piling

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

How to do a clove hitch on a piling including a video demonstration.

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How to Stow a Line

By Capt Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

A video demonstration on how to properly stow a line on your boat.

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How to Tie a Boat up Properly

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

You should always strive to approximate this ideal, for the sake of safety and convenience.

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How to do a Rolling Hitch

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

Now and again you may need to secure a secondary line to a primary that’s under load (without slippage), so that tension is relieved.

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How to Tie a Bowline with Your Eyes Closed

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

The bowline can be used to make giant loops, temporarily fasten lines together, lift heavy objects, and serve a host of other purposes onboard.

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Safe Wind-Bound Departure

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

How to make a safe wind-bound departure with your boat.

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How to Lasso a Piling

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

With practice, you should be able to lasso a piling with a mooring line from, say, 8 or 10 feet off.

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How to Coil a Line

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

Step-by-step instructions on how to properly coil a line, including a video demonstration.

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How to Cleat a Line

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

A step-by-step guide of how to properly cleata a line, including a video demonstation.

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Pretty Boat Quiz

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015

How Well Do You Know Your Pretty Boats?

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Tested: Sperry Boat Shoes

By Daniel Harding | Posted September 2015

Both of these new releases from sperry promise boaters superior grip and lightning-fast drying times. We tested them out to see if their claims hold water.

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Azimut Atlantis 43

By Kevin Koenig | Posted September 2015

Our first look at the Azimut Atlantis 43.

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