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Ten Top Sailing Tips for Cruising in 2014

Here are some great cruising tips from Capt. John of skippertips.com to get you ready for your 2014 cruising adventures… Is your small sailboat and sailing crew prepared for the challenges that might pop up while on a coastal cruise … Continue reading

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Sailing Navigation Secrets – Traps that Can Snag Your Sailboat!

Here’s another great tip from our friend Capt. John of skippertips.com… Did you know that some of the world’s best sailing and cruising areas are infested with traps that can snag your rudder or propeller? Learn how to recognize those … Continue reading

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Maintain Your Seacocks to Keep Your Boat from Sinking

Capt. John from skippertips.com explains the importance of maintaining your boat’s seacocks. Did you realize that your sailboat could have between 8-12 holes drilled below the waterline to allow sea water into the boat, or to drain water from the … Continue reading

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Tie This “Sailing Hitch” Knot in Ten Seconds!

Here’s another great sailing tip from our friend Capt. John from skippertips.com… What sailing knot could you tie onto a piling for a safe and secure temporary mooring? Or, lash your rudder in place if you need to heave-to in … Continue reading

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Dock a Boat Like a Pro – “Dipping the Eye”

Here’s another great tip from our friend Capt. John of skippertips.com… Dock a boat at a marina and you may find that you need to share the same docking piling with another vessel. Here’s one fast, easy technique that will … Continue reading

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Sailing Navigation Secrets: Do You Know Your “Navigational Draft”?

Here is another sailing tip from our friend Capt. John at skippertips.com… Sailing navigation safety in my eyes means the navigator must keep enough water beneath the keel–at all stages of the tide. But that’s not all. Navigation aboard a … Continue reading

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