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Sometimes boaters have trouble getting a bridge to open for them, there are several reasons why a bridge might not lift as soon as you sound your horn. The email below is from a Seattle Bridge Operator and was forwarded … Continue reading
Have you ever see someone that makes you wonder if a Boating Safety Class would have helped at all? These folks crashed 6 boats in 45 minutes, cut a mooring line or two, and the list went on. These are … Continue reading
Finding an affordable gift for your favorite skipper can sometimes be difficult. Not everyone can afford several hundred dollars for the new Hi-Tech Halyard or several thousand for a new Sail. Here are some easy DIY projects you can do … Continue reading
Gifts for boaters and others can sometimes be a bit difficult, so I thought I would share with you several gifts I have made for boating friends and others, these are all low cost and you can make them yourself. … Continue reading
As the fall storms and winds increase, chafe protection on mooring lines is often overlooked until a line parts or breaks. Lines should be protected anytime they go over or around a sharp or abrasive object. Chafe is increased anytime … Continue reading
The Sheet Bend / Double Sheet Bend is used to fasten two lines together of different diameters. But it can also be used to fasten two lines together of the same size. The Sheet Bend / Double Sheet Bend is … Continue reading