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Tired, lack of sleep and environmental stress factors (sun, heat, cold, vessel movement) are often overlooked by recreational boaters as well as professional mariners and this can contribute to accidents on the water. A person who has been awake for 17 … Continue reading
A great Fender Knot is the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches, it is also a great all around knot for both using on a boat and at home. I find the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches just as … Continue reading
The simple Pelican Hook / Gate Hook seems to befuddle many crew members (and a fair number of skippers also). Here are some simple tips to take the mystery out of the Pelican Hook/ Gate Hook. Improper operation of the … Continue reading
The Buntline Hitch is a very secure, but little known knot. It’s history goes back to the age of sail when a knot was needed that would stay tied to the foot of the sails on Square-Rigged Ships with the … Continue reading
What safety equipment should I have on me when I am boating or what safety equipment should I add to my lifejacket is a common question ask at boating safety events. Here is the safety equipment that I and other … Continue reading
Here are a few links to help the students in the Mountaineers Spring Sailing Crew Class that I helped teach. These links are also good starting point for any recreational boater. Links are provided to Nav. Problems, handouts, additional information … Continue reading