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December 2011

Crewing 101

Crewing 101

By learning basic boating skills, your guests will be better passengers and have more fun on the water.

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Diesel doctor

Diesel doctor

Learn to diagnose your diesel engine’s woes by taking the USPS Engine Maintenance Course.

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A rocky shoreline like this one almost cost two boaters their boat and their lives. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

Communication breakdown

Using a cell phone as backup communications for a hardwired VHF marine radio could leave you and your vessel on the rocks.

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A USPS thermos is the perfect accessory for your winter commute--on the water or off.

Mastering Marlinespike

Three-part crown knot

The three-part crown knot forms two secure, nonadjustable loops. Although easy to make and decorative, it’s used infrequently ...

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