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Simple Seamanship in a Hurricane

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2014

When all else fails, go simple, simple, simple.

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How to Deal with a Man Overboard Emergency

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2014

Knowing what to do when someone falls into the drink could mean the difference between life and death. Prepare yourself for these kinds of emergencies by reading our complete...

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Why You Need a Life Raft on Your Boat

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2014

A boat fire can spread in minutes, and have dire consequences. Read one man’s tale of the time his boat caught on fire while at sea, and learn why a good life raft might be...

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How to Find the Best Cruising Speed for Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2014

Here’s something you might not know about your boat’s optimal cruise speed.   Finding your boat’s “sweet spot” when it comes to cruising speed isn’t...

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When Anchoring Goes Wrong

By Eric Sanford | Posted December 2013

Finding a secluded cove and dropping the hook is hard to beat—and a key part of the experience for many boaters. Seasoned cruiser Eric Sanford had a great long weekend cruising...

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How To Dock Shorthanded

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

A few generalized tips on docking your boat safely, whether you’re short-handed or single-handed.

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How To Run an Inlet

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

Power is the biggie when running an inlet—precisely controlled power. The trick is to precisely fit speed and steering to the constantly changing conditions once inside the...

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How To Avoid A Hurricane

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

If caught in unavoidably bad weather, get creative.

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How NOT To Leave The Dock

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

Before departing any dock any time there are a few things you ought to get into the habit of doing...

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