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January 2010

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All-new USPS Compass

We hope you enjoy the new USPS Compass. Packed with practical boating advice from the experts at United States Power Squadrons, each monthly issue will help you have fun and stay safe on the water.

Cause for alarm

A brush with danger teaches one member that a working carbon monoxide detector is just as vital on his boat as in his house.

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The inside story

Wary of too many through-hull fittings below the waterline? Here, one member shares his method of installing a depth finder inside the hull.

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Get Knots, Bends and Hitches for Mariners Today!

Bowline

One of the most useful knots aboard a boat, the bowline, pronounced “bowlin,” can be used to make a temporary loop anywhere in a line. Used on rings, spars or cleats, a properly formed bowline is strong, resists slipping and is easily untied.

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