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March 2011

Trimming your boat for different conditions can improve its handling and safety.

Getting trim

Understanding how to trim your boat for different conditions will boost your boat handling IQ and make you a better, safer boater.

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Prepare for emergency and routine situations by using checklists.

Check, please

Checklists aren’t just for fitting out. Used for both routine and emergency activities, they can ensure the safety and comfort of both you and your crew.

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Avoid marine outboard engine troubles by regularly inspecting the impeller.

Inspect your impeller

Make sure the impeller on your marine outboard engine is in good condition to help prevent bigger engine problems down the line.

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Mastering Marlinespike

Monkey’s fist

When you need to heave a line more than 50 feet, a monkey’s fist will help. To tie this knot, start with 6 feet of 3/8-inch nylon rope.

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