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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.
With practice, you should be able to lasso a piling with a mooring line from, say, 8 or 10 feet off.
Yachts Miami Beach and the Miami Boat Show are in full swing in Miami right now. Join us for a closer look at some of the boats, gear, and goings-on we are seeing on the docks. Check out a close look here. ▶
VIDEO: A look at the beautiful Chris Craft Corsair 28. ▶
VIDEO: A look at the bad-ass 53 Suenos. ▶
A look at Yachts Miami Beach through Capt. Bill Pike’s eyes. ▶
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