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What To Do When Aground

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Running aground can happen even in perfect weather, despite using the latest navigation equipment and local charts. Plus, some submerged hazards...

Boating Etiquette: Watch Your Wake

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
There’s nothing else quite like a day of cruising, but while you’re out there having fun, don’t forget about the waves your boa...

Anchor Windlass Usage

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Your anchor windlass is well designed to pay out and retrieve anchor rode (line) and chain. But it is NOT designed to...

Detailing for Youth

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    • Maintenance
Heres a website for wax that our Detailer down in Ft Myers has been bragging about. I ordered some from here and it's wonderful stuff. ...

Access to the Electrical Outlet

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
Our berth foam mattress makes it difficult to access the electrical outlet in the cabin so I plugged in...

Drain Holes Collectors

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
To prevent items falling into the drain holes, located in the deck of the cabin, I ordered from the catalog, Home Trends, an item called "Hair Collectors". It is easy to cut the plastic disks to f...

Water Storage

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
At an RV show--we picked up a folding five gallon water jug--which collapses as you use the water great for storage. Submitted by: ...

Be selective!

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Here’s the right way to use fuel system selector switches. ...

Fishing, Tendering/Kayaking and Cockpit Shelter

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
Larry Wangberg usually keeps his 2004 Express 330, Unleashed, in San Diego, CA, but moved her temporarily to San Carlos, MX, to explore...

Attitude Adjustment: Trim Tabs 101

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Grady-White installs Bennett Marine hydraulic trim tabs, thanks to their reliability in adding to a great boating experience. Learn about trim tabs and po...

Rub Rails

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    • Maintenance
"I have struggled for a long time to get my rub rails looking good. The biggest problem is when the boat wax gets on the blue rubber and then of course the pilings that are always running into them leave bad marks. Anyway, I have tried many things ranging from SOS pads to acetone and never r...

National Safe Boating Week: May 17-23, 2014

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
This is National Safe Boating Week. Today’s PFDs are more comfortable and easy to use. ...