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The below article is by Tor Pinney; Writer/photographer, marine industry consultant and lifelong cruising sailor Tor Pinney (www.tor.cc) has logged nearly 150,000 nautical miles under sail. His articles appear in boating magazines worldwide and his authoritative book, “Ready for Sea! … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints for Buying a Boat

Helpful Hints for Buying a Boat Continue reading

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COMMON TYPES OF BOAT ANCHORS

COMMON TYPES OF BOAT ANCHORS What is the best type of anchor for your boat? Well, that like adult diapers, it Depends. It depends upon your type, size, location, and use of your boat. You must choose the type that best fits your needs. If you are not sure, it’s best to choose a heavier anchor. Hook, Plow, Fluke, Claw, Screw, Mushroom Danforth And Fluke Continue reading

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What is a BASS Boat?

What is a BASS Boat? Well, that, like adult diapers, it DEPENDS. According to some fancy foot work by lawyers : Primary Examiner: Basinger, Sherman D. ,Assistant Examiner: Swinehart, Edwin L. ,Attorney, Agent or Firm: Brown, Laurence R. at http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4728307.htmlContinue reading

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What is a JON boat?

What is a JON boat? Jon boats are FLAT boats, not built for speed, but are in fact designed to be slow. They are usually used on fresh water; When used on estuaries, use is reserved for calm non turbulent waters. A jon boat is a perfect boat for a beginner or an amateur. Even so they are used extensively by seasoned boaters for nature viewing, photography, scientific study, hunting and fishing. They are designed to float over the water, reeds, muck in quiet areas, and do not have a V-shaped hull/bottom. They are designed for smooth lakes, quiet rivers. Use of jon boats in turbulent waters, open ocean, tidal areas is not wise or safe. Continue reading

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What happens if you lose your rudder?

For Boaters: What happens if you lose your rudder? Rudder failures are not a common occurrence, but when they do serious problems arise. A quick mind, some spare parts, will make life a bit more simple. On the list of things you do not want to do, losing your rudder is right up there near the top. Continue reading

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Safe, Responsible & Fun Recreational Boating

Safe, Responsible & Fun Recreational Boating. The US Power Squadron , http://www.usps.org/ , provides boaters with an inexpensive way to obtain comprehensive boater education, membership, continuing education, meet new friends with similar interest, social activities, community outreach AND have Safe, Responsible & Fun Recreational Boating Continue reading

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