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January 2012

Off-season checklist--take care of your boat this winter

Off-season checklist

Don’t neglect your boat just because it’s cold outside. Regular inspections ensure your boat overwinters safely.

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Forecasting fundamentals--learn to read the weather

Forecasting fundamentals

With just a little knowledge, you’ll be able to read the weather and refine the regional forecast based on your observations.

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Kedging off can help you get out of a sticky situation

Kedging off

Going aground on a soft bottom doesn’t have to leave you stranded—even when no one is around to lend a hand.

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Keep your windshield clear with this USPS ice scraper!

Mastering Marlinespike

Short splice

Splicing is an art, and the final appearance is your reward. Done correctly, the short splice is aesthetically pleasing and strong.

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