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April 2011

Keep your boat safe. Get a vessel safety check.

Making the grade

Get off to a good start this boating season by clearing your boat for duty with a vessel safety check from USPS.

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Make sure you have the right tools before you cruise.

Tool time

Warm weather brings thoughts of summer cruises. But before you head out, make sure your boat is geared up for safe summer fun.

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Check your boat's systems before you launch.

Ready, set, launch

As you get your boat ready for the boating season, give its systems a thorough going over so you can ride safer this summer.

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Stay cool while looking it with a palm tree jacquard Hawaiian shirt from the USPS Ship's Store.

Mastering Marlinespike

Carrick bend

Praised by some as the nearest thing to a perfect bend, the carrick bend will not slip wet or dry, unties easily and can’t jam. It’s especially useful when bending large lines or hawsers together.

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