Boat Handling | Boating Safety

Boat Handling

  • Avoid dead batteries while boating

    Ignoring boat engine gauges creates a safety hazard.

    In this article, an installment of the I Learned About Boating From This series, the first-person account of a dangerous situation develops because the skipper ignored…
  • Anchoring tips when leaving the sandbar

    How bungled anchor handling almost caused a tragedy.

    In this article, an installment of the I Learned About Boating From This series, the first-person account of mis-handling the anchor is re-rold. Anchoring at a coastal…
  • PWC operator safety

    As a PWC operator, you must follow all general boating laws and regulations, as well as some rules and tips specific to PWCs.

    A personal watercraft is a powerboat, even if it’s fast, nimble and, yeah, personal, like a motorcycle or snowmobile. As a PWC operator, you must follow all general…
  • As boat captain, it's your responsibility to maintain an unobstructed view from the helm.

    Rule 5 requires that every vessel “shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing…
  • Improving Boating Skills

    Becoming a safer boater is good. Becoming a more competent and confident boater is better yet.

    Coursework, particularly the many nationally recognized courses available, lets you dip deeper into boating now, and safely enjoy being on the water later.
  • How to beat head seas

    Beat the abuse of head seas with these helpful tips.

    Use these tips to beat the abuse of head seas and keep you crew comfortable and safe.
  • A Prepared Boater is a Safe Boater

    Even old pros can learn from this new boater’s experience.

    Preparing for anything you might encounter on the water will keep you and your family safe.
  • Boating Safely With Kids

    Using the engine cutoff safety lanyard could have prevented this near disaster.

    Using the engine cutoff safety lanyard could have prevented this near disaster.
  • Top 11 Causes of Boating Accidents

    These 11 mundane events cause the most critical boating accidents.

    These 11 mundane events cause the most critical boating accidents.
  • Helping Kids Become Safe Boaters

    Tips to teach young boaters the basics.

    Tips to teach young boaters the basics.
  • High-Speed Boating

    Learn about going fast, while staying safe.

    Learn about going fast, while staying safe.
  • It’s the Little Things That’ll Get You

    Use these tips to avoid big boating problems.

    Use these tips to avoid big boating problems.
  • Rendering Aid: How to Safely Tow Other Boats

    TowBoatUS captains offer advice for towing safely.

    Rendering aid to fellow boaters is tradition. TowBoatUS captains offer advice for doing it safely.
  • Five Timeless Seamanship Lessons

    Five timeless seamanship lessons from our 60 years in print.

    Five timeless seamanship lessons from our 60 years in print.
  • I Learned About Boating From This: Inadequate Dock Lines

    A dock line deficiency leaves two boaters all wet.

    A dock line deficiency leaves two boaters all wet.

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