How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Optimus outboard joystick control in action

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 24, 2016

    Lenny Rudow demonstrates the instant control offered by the Optimus outboard joystick control system. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Berthing basics: how to tie up a boat

    Gary Reich
    Jan 11, 2016

    Learning how to tie up a boat is essential for safe, happy boating. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat damage: how to handle it safely

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 6, 2016

    Rupert Holmes looks at the actions to take if your boat sustains damage …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    10 of the most common powerboating mistakes

    Alex Smith
    Sep 15, 2015

    Alex Smith disregards his own helming inadequacies to poke fun at some of the world’s most commonplace powerboating mistakes. Images courtesy of the RNLI. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Ocean rowing: 7 essentials for safe sea sculling

    Rob Melotti
    Aug 18, 2015

    What exactly does it take to row across the Atlantic safely and swiftly? Rob Melotti spoke to ocean rowing team "Atlantic Reunion" to find out. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    12 common boat manoeuvring errors

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 29, 2015

    We’ve all seen boats that get basic manoeuvres wrong – Rupert Holmes looks at the 12 most common manoeuvring errors and how to avoid them. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    How to park a narrowboat: 10 top tips

    Alex Smith
    Jul 16, 2015

    Alex Smith completes his mini-series of inland helming tips with a look at how to park a narrowboat in a safe and stress-free fashion. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Fire fighting at sea: how to fight a fire on board

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 25, 2015

    Rupert Holmes describes the fire fighting equipment that should be on every boat. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    Canal locks: how to operate one

    Alex Smith
    May 19, 2015

    Alex Smith takes the mystery out of operating an inland lock... …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    How to drive a narrowboat

    Alex Smith
    May 3, 2015

    If you’re planning to drive a narrowboat on holiday this season, avoid the pitfalls and get it right, says serial fist shaker, Alex Smith. …Read More

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