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May 2010

Fill ’er up safely

Don’t let your boat burn down at the fuel dock. Learn how to fill your tank safely and what precautions you can take to avoid a flare-up.

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Plan ahead for the upcoming hurricane season.

Hurricane planning

Forecasters predict an uptick in hurricane activitiy during 2010. Quash hurricane anxiety by getting your boat ready before a storm comes calling.

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By working together, you can ensure a safe, secure anchorage.

Tag-team anchoring

Take it from this couple who embraced the liveaboard life: Competent anchoring, like the tango, often takes two.

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Show your USPS pride this summer with this 100 percent cotten T-shirt

Sheet bend

Probably the fastest and best method of joining two lines—especially of unequal diameter—the sheet bend is unlikely to capsize even with a sudden load.

This is a good knot for towing.

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