Navigation Rules (rules of the road)

Navigation Rules (rules of the road)

Much like on the roads, boats follow a set of rules in order to prevent collisions. These rules identify which vessel must stay clear, but it is critical to note that nowhere in the navigation rules will you see the words right-of-way used. This is because all...
How Do Marine Engines Stay Cool?

How Do Marine Engines Stay Cool?

Most marine inboard engines are fresh water cooled. Much like your car, a captive amount of freshwater (coolant) is continually circulated through a heat exchanger that maintains the engine at a temperature set by the thermostat. Usually this is between 170 and 180...
Navigation Lights at Night

Navigation Lights at Night

As daylight savings is upon us with earlier sunsets, let us take a moment to review proper navigation lights for nighttime boating. Remember, navigation lights should be turned on 45 minutes prior to sunset, left on until 45 minutes after sunrise, and during times of...
Understanding and Using Prop Walk

Understanding and Using Prop Walk

Have you ever pulled out of the slip and wondered why the stern is being pulled to port or starboard as you accelerate? This is called prop walk and it’s due to the rotation of the prop at lower speeds. Let’s try to understand it and learn how to use it to...
Origin of Sailing Terms

Origin of Sailing Terms

One of the most challenging aspects of sailing is learning the language of sailing. Terms like starboard, helm, halyard, sheet have very little use in the English language yet they are extremely important while onboard a sailboat.   Here is a little history...
Anchoring Mistakes

Anchoring Mistakes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As we find ourselves at the height of busy summer, we have witnessed some bad habits committed by the general boating community. While I was anchored in Glorieta Bay earlier this month, I watched as a lot of boaters struggled to get...

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