Seamanship

The Coast Guard Heroes of The Finest Hours

By | Posted August 2016

Learn the facts behind the events that became the Hollywood film The Finest Hours, featuring a dramatization of the most daring rescue in Coast Guard history, from the author who...

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How To Prepare Your Boat For A Hurricane

By | Posted August 2016

Expert tips on prepping yourself and your boat for a severe storm.

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How to Haulout a Boat

By | Posted June 2016

Jittery about that haulout? Take the edge off with this simple technique.

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What to do if You Run Your Boat Aground

By | Posted June 2016

Running aground is no fun. But there are ways to minimize the damage to your boat and her running gear. Do the right thing and you’ll save time and expense. See how to...

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Lessons from the El Faro Tragedy

By | Posted February 2016

When the cargo ship sank near the eye of the hurricane, many questions were raised. Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares his thoughts here.

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Guide to Fire Safety on Your Boat

By | Posted January 2016

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...

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A Near-Death Situation on a Scarab 35

By | Posted January 2016

After a high-speed, nighttime boat accident, one lucky captain is thankful just to be alive.

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

By | 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 | 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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How to Coil a Line

By | 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 | Posted October 2015

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

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How to Stow a Line

By | 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 | Posted October 2015

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

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