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July 2010

Take safety precautions when you're out in the hot summer sun.

Refresh your sun smarts

Before heading out for a day of fun and sun on the water, make sure to protect yourself inside and out from the blazing summer heat.

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Learn the art of the tow.

Tow like a pro

Face it—someday you’ll probably have to tow or be towed. Whether you’re at the helm of the towing boat or the boat being towed, safety should be your top priority.

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Help keep our marine environment clean with safe repair and maintenance practices.

Practice green boating

Boat repair and maintenance can be hazardous to the environment, so follow these tips from the Ocean Conservancy before spiffing up your skiff.

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Anchor bend

A variation of the Round turn with two half hitches, the anchor bend is also a secure slip knot.

When fastened to an anchor shank ring, the knot binds tightly and won’t rotate on the ring under load.

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