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When the cargo ship sank near the eye of the hurricane, many questions were raised. Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares his thoughts here.
There’s a lot of flammable material on a boat, and once fire gets a foothold you’ll be facing a hot, smokey situation with possibly toxic fumes. And if the flames ignite the...
After a high-speed, nighttime boat accident, one lucky captain is thankful just to be alive.
A guide to all the knots, hitches, and linehandling techniques you’ll ever need to know, including demonstation videos.
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.
A step-by-step guide of how to properly cleata a line, including a video demonstation.
Step-by-step instructions on how to properly coil a line, including a video demonstration.
A video demonstration on how to properly stow a line on your boat.
You should always strive to approximate this ideal, for the sake of safety and convenience.
How to do a clove hitch on a piling including a video demonstration.
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.
The bowline can be used to make giant loops, temporarily fasten lines together, lift heavy objects, and serve a host of other purposes onboard.
How to make a safe wind-bound departure with your boat.
Senior Editor Dan Harding reports via video from the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. See what he has to say here. ▶
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