seamanship

Small Cruise Ship, Shallow-Water Ops

Grande Mariner draws only seven feet, and can nose into a lot of places where larger vessels can't venture.

Most Boat Trader readers, whether they run on rivers and lakes or along coasts, can probably relate to boats that are purpose-built for their areas of … [Read more...]

Rafting Up: Tips and Tricks

Rafting up with friends is one of the big pleasures of boating, but there are procedures and protocols that make it safe and enjoyable.

Rafting up with other boats can serve two purposes – it can either provide you a docking place when the boat slips are already full, or it can be strictly … [Read more...]

How to Tie a Bowline: Remember the Two Loops

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A lot of people have tried and failed to learn how to tie a bowline, the most important knot in boating, and one of the most important knots anywhere. It’s … [Read more...]

Boat Docking 101: Good Articles and Videos

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There’s plenty of information available online about how to dock your boat. Some of it’s even pretty good. Trouble is, when you multiply boat types … [Read more...]

Boat Delivery: Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?

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Anyone buying a boat via the Internet these days may want to consider the delivery aspect of getting the boat home. Trailering is one thing, but delivering … [Read more...]

Boat Handling Basics: Docking in Breeze

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The day-long parade to the dock of boats unloading equipment at the end of the season got my attention. It was a windy day, and many skippers had trouble … [Read more...]