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Knots to Know

From the cleat hitch to the figure eight knot, learn these seven basic knots all boaters should know.

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Preparing to sail

When preparing to sail, make sure you know the dos and don’ts of bending-on, hoisting, lowering, and storing…

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Cruise planning

Got plans for a trip this coming boating season? Get an early start on your cruise planning.

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Paddlesports for beginners

Planning time on the water for your family but don’t know where to begin? Start small with paddlesports.

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