Stern tying is the act of securing your boat to the shore after anchoring. Doing this cuts down your boat’s anchorage swing by a dramatic amount; it is not only safer, but also courteous to other boaters by allowing for more boats to anchor in the harbor.
It's a great fishery for friends and family to spend time together on the boat. It's also a numbers game. You always want more shrimp in a single pot on a single pull in less time. Fishing for shrimp is fast. They are either there or they are elsewhere.
One of the skillsets acquired while owning a boat is a new vocabulary unique to the boating experience. We’ve gathered some common terms that both amateur and seasoned captains will commonly come across.
Cruising with a pet companion is a delight, and from our own experience, boating and adventure wouldn't be the same without our furry family member. But you outta be prepared if you want the best outcome from a lovable pet on your boat.
An invaluable skill is knowing knots around your vessel and identifying which situations each are best used in. Below are some of the more common knots used in boating, and the basic how-to of tying each.
Fishing and spending time on the water has been a really favorite activity for our family. One of the best things is just the shared times with family and friends. Sometimes it means a really early morning, or some extra clean up time, but it’s been something we shared with our boys from the time they were young to now when they are adults. So many special memories have been made and we know we are blessed to enjoy something not everyone gets the chance to experience.
Modern Garmin systems have an Auto Guidance system similar to your GPS keeping you on the road in your car. In addition to keeping you on the water, the system can take into account mean water depth, vertical clearance, and preference for how far out from shore you’d like to be.
Historically, knots were used on the sea starting in the 17th century to determine speed. Sailors would use a contraption called a common log or chip log; a piece of wood attached to a rope with evenly spaced knots throughout, to determine their speed in knots.
We are very excited to announce the seventh live webinar in our series, “As the Prop Turns”. This week’s episode is called "Close Quarters Maneuvering - Tips and Tricks for Boat Handling in Tight Spaces". It will be presented by Kenny Marrs our Customer Service Manager.