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Are You Ready for “Sailing Storms” Aboard Your Sailboat?

Here’s another great sailing tip from our friend Capt. John of skippertips.com… How can you prepare your small sailboat and sailing crew to face the unexpected “storms” that you can expect to encounter anytime you cast off your docking lines … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Control Your Sailboat Under Power in Heavy Weather

Here’s another great tip from Capt. John of www.skippertips.com… Did know that many sailing deliveries are to upwind destinations? And on a delivery where time can be a factor, skippers often use the diesel engine a large percentage of the time. … Continue reading

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Use the Magic of an “Aim Point” to Dock Your Sailboat

Captain John from www.skippertips.com shares this essential docking tip. Two half-million dollar sport-fishing boats are tied up to a marina pier. And the dockmaster has just enough space to fit your small sailboat in between. Add wind and current to the … Continue reading

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Seven GPS Navigation Tips for Safer Cruising

Here’s another great cruising tip from our friend Captain John at www.skippertips.com! Tap into the hidden power of your nautical GPS. Set your GPS alarm functions to warn you when you approach dangers or cross over significant boundaries. Put these seven … Continue reading

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How to Time a Light for Safer Landfall

Here’s another great cruising tip from our friend Captain John at www.skippertips.com! Imagine that you are underway on a wet, windy night, straining your eyes with a binocular to sight the entrance buoy to the safe harbor four miles away. Four-foot … Continue reading

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Ten Sailing Tips for the 2013 Sailing Season

This week’s sailing tip is courtesy of Captain John from SkipperTips.com. Is your small sailboat and sailing crew prepared for the challenges that might pop up while on a coastal cruise this coming year? Have you thought through the “what … Continue reading

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Docking Secrets: 10 Tips to Storm-Proof Your Sailboat

Would your small cruising or racing sailboat be able to weather a gale, storm, or hurricane in her slip, at a mooring, or at anchor? Will you have peace of mind the next time Mother Nature decides to unleash her … Continue reading

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Know Your Seabed Symbols for Safer Sailing Navigation

Did you know that if you can read sea bottom chart navigation symbols, this will help you when you anchor or go aground. This skill could even save you lots of money if you choose to clean and paint your … Continue reading

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Seven Steps to Survey Your Sailboat Diesel Engine

There are few things worse than not having a clue as to where to look to find a problem whether it be mechanical or electronic. But with these seven tips brought to us via Captain John of www.skippertips.com, you can … Continue reading

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