How to Use an Anchor Shackle

An anchor shackle can be an incredibly valuable tool on your boat, but you must know how to properly operate it. If you do not know how to use an anchor shackle, you run the...

How to anchor a boat overnight

Enjoying a night on your boat is thrilling, and it really helps connect you to the water.  Spending the night on your boat is a beautiful experience, but you need to know how to anchor...

What to Bring on a Pontoon Boat

Packing for a day on the pontoon boat can be tricky, but, if you follow our guide, you will be very well-prepared for a day on the water. It’s imperative to bring everything that you...

How to Tie a Boat to a Dock with Tides

When you’re tying a boat to the dock, you must keep the tides in mind. If you do not consider the rising and falling water, you are likely to find yourself in a sticky situation. As...

How to Set Up a Boat Anchor: Proper Anchoring Technique

Anchoring is a valuable technique that can open new doors to you on the water. If you learn how to properly anchor, you can take your passengers on even more adventures! However, if you are...

How to Use a Fluke Anchor

A lot of boaters agonize over deciding which anchor to choose, and this is a very important decision that will significantly affect your boating operations. However, an anchor is only as good as the operator’s...

How to Tie a Boat to a Dock Cleat

Tying a boat to a dock cleat is one of the most routine activities of owning and operating watercraft, and you need to know how to do it correctly. If you do not take the...

How to Anchor a Boat on the Beach

One of the most exciting parts of boating is the chance to pull over and relax on a nearby beach or sandbar.  These are great places for picnics, and there’s a close sense of community...

What is the Purpose of Filing a Float Plan?

Anytime you take to the water, it’s a very good idea to make sure that you have a float plan put together. What is the purpose of filing a float plan? In the worst of circumstances,...

How to Moor a Boat in a Marina

As any avid boater knows, coming into a marina requires an exceptional level of care and caution. Space is at a premium, other boats are in the water, people are trying to load or unload,...