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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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Boat registration

U.S. boaters must follow local, state and federal requirements for boat registration and documentation.

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Medical emergencies at sea

Make sure you’re prepared to deal with medical emergencies at sea by learning how to treat injuries and…

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