How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Berthing basics: how to tie up a boat

    Gary Reich
    Jan 15, 2021

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

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Common boat manoeuvring errors

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 27, 2020

    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

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    Knots for power boating

    Alex Smith
    Dec 24, 2018

    There are plenty of hairy sea dogs in this world who insist that tying knots is a mystical art on a par with levitation. It isn’t. Alex Smith shows you the four simple knots a powerboater needs to know. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat damage: how to handle it safely

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 22, 2018

    We look at the actions to take if your boat sustains damage - whether it's a grounding, a collision, or rig failure. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat moorings and how to pick one up

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 13, 2018

    Rupert Holmes looks at where to find suitable boat moorings and how to pick it up and secure the boat without fuss …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Taking your dog on a boat: best tips

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 6, 2018

    If you have a dog and you don’t take him on your boat, you are both missing out, Lenny Rudow outlines his top tips for sharing boating with your pooch. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Stand Up Paddleboards: SUP for fun and fitness

    Carol Cronin
    Jul 30, 2018

    If you crave more time on the water, check out the quickest way to get out on your local bay, river, or harbor: paddleboarding, also called Stand Up Paddle or SUP for short. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat words: understanding boating terminology

    Gary Reich
    May 7, 2018

    Wishing your understood the language of boating and yachting? Read our beginners' guide to the most commonly heard boat words out on the water. …Read More

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    Keep warm onboard

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Feb 1, 2018

    From oil lamps and heaters, to shrink wrapping and tropical getaways, here's your all-inclusive guide to staying warm onboard your boat this winter season. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating in heavy fog

    Lenny Rudow
    Jan 30, 2018

    Nobody wants to be caught on the water in heavy fog, but if you’re a boater it’s bound to happen sooner or later. Here are five tips that will help you get home. …Read More

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