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How to tie a Bowline with your left hand – Updated

Tying a Bowline is an essential boating skill  but one that seems to stump many boaters, then when you add being left handed to the mix things can get really confusing so I made this guide to help left handed … Continue reading

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Tips on Folding the Main Sail

Folding the Main Sail on many boats is one of those jobs that can be a bit frustrating getting the folds even as the sail is coming down with the boom moving around as the boat bounces in the waves. … Continue reading

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How to use a Winch on a Sailboat

Winches, Lines, Grinding and Tailing What we use winches for: Winches provide the mechanical advantage to hoist and trim the sails and running rigging on a sailboat. There are usually no powered winches. Depending on circumstances, there can be thousands … Continue reading

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Crew Tips from George

Good manners on the boat: Always stow your gear Bring something for everyone to eat / drink Do NOT talk about work or personal problems…we’re out there to get away from it all, not bring it all with us. Be … Continue reading

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Boating Etiquette

What a skipper expects your mother to have taught you about proper boating manners. The skipper is always in charge, they are responsible for the safety of the vessel and crew. Most skippers are quite relaxed but sometime things happen … Continue reading

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Interesting and Useful Boating Books

Here are a few books from my library that I refer to on a regular basis or have found very interesting.  They are listed in no particular order.  This list is not intended to be all inclusive or safety only.  … Continue reading

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How to tie a Bowline with your left hand

How to tie a Bowline with you left hand has been updated to a more web friendly version. Help for a left handed person tying a Bowline.  Here is a one page instruction sheet showing how to tie a Bowline … Continue reading

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