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November 2011

Double-check GPS readings with quick visual bearings

Quick nav checks

Gain greater confidence in your GPS position by comparing quick visual bearings with your charts and GPS.

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In fog, small recreational boats can be hard to see (USCG Photo).

Boating in fog

It’s easy to get lost or disoriented in fog, but good seamanship skills will bring you, your passengers and your vessel home safely.

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Find the proper anchor and rode for your boat.

Anchor basics

Don’t let finding the right anchor set you adrift. Learn the basics of anchor and rode selection.

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Stay warm and look wonderful in this red ladies jacket with a navy-lined hood.

Mastering Marlinespike

Heaving line knot

Occasionally, you might need to weight the end of a line to throw it farther than you could unweighted.

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