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August 2010

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Top 5 boating blunders

Whether you’re a new boater or an old salt, simple mistakes can have serious consequences on the water. Learn how to avoid the most common boating bloopers.

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VHF safety & distress calls

In an emergency, knowing the proper way to send a distress call—or the proper way to respond to one—could prevent a boating tragedy.

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Avoid prop strikes

Injuries from propeller strikes are easy to prevent when you establish a hazard zone and stick to a few hard-and-fast rules.

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Rolling hitch

You can use a rolling hitch to secure one line to another line or a smooth cylinder, such as a post floating in the water. The knot grips an object and will not slip lengthwise along it.

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