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July 2013

Flood safety factors

Flood safety factors

Flooding during a particularly rainy season can endanger your boat, so take the necessary precautions to keep it, and yourself, safe.

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Wake watching

Wake watching

Your wake can have a serious impact on others, causing property damage or bodily harm. Boat responsibly, and pay attention to your wake.

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Distress signals

Distress Signals

Be prepared for an on-the-water emergency by carrying the correct type and number of visual distress signals aboard your boat.

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Ship's Store

Mastering Marlinespike

Tugboat hitch

You use the tugboat hitch, or bitt hitch, to secure the ends of the tow line to the boats for towing. It holds well, won’t jam, and can be untied or released under load in an emergency.

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