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November 2010

Run portable generators safely to to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Clearing the air

Portable generators may keep you toasty when it’s cold, but if not used carefully, they could invite deadly carbon monoxide aboard.

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Tips for navigating inland waterways

Reading the river

Inland waterways change constantly. Staying on course requires knowledge of currents, water depths and other dangers.

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Position your autopilot compass properly

Autopilots awry

Keep your boat’s autopilot from veering off course by properly positioning the fluxgate compass.

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Find waterproof jackets and gear at the USPS Ship's Store

Becket bend (Becket hitch)

The becket bend is the most efficient way of making two short dock lines into one long one.

An eye splice in the end of one dock line is the bight for the becket bend.

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