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October 2011

Capsized boat

Winterizing don’ts

The six most common mistakes to avoid when getting your boat ready for winter.

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Trailer boat

Dock star 101

Avoid docking disasters and become a dock god with these essential pointers.

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Anchor

Icy rescues

Cold water makes going overboard dicey, so take steps to prepare for the worst before heading out on the water this winter.

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Stay warm and look cool in this spiffy sailcloth jacket.

Mastering Marlinespike

Stevedore knot

Also known as a heaving line knot, the stevedore knot is a figure-eight knot with an extra turn. What it lacks in weight, it makes up in speed and ease of tying.

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