Insuring Your Boat

When it comes to insuring your boat, it’s often best to separate your boat insurance from your homeowner’s policy. Many homeowners’ policies limit or don’t cover marine-specific risks, such as salvage work, wreck removal, pollution or environmental damage. But there are exceptions. Many homeowners policies include perfectly good coverage for smaller boats and motors, usually…

How-To Tie a Bowline Knot

Boater Tip: Remember this knot with a saying – the rabbit comes out of the hole (step 2), around the tree and back into the hole (step 3).  VIDEO 1. Lay the line (rope) across your left hand with the free end hanging down. Form a small loop in the line in your hand & leave…

Common Sense Docking

These old-fashioned skills can help you get your boat on and off the dock smoothly PAT MUNDUS FEB 27, 2019 My mother of all docking humiliations happened more than four decades ago. Docking a catboat with no engine and with no choice but to make a downwind approach, I thought we had a sufficient plan:…

How to Keep Pets Safely Afloat

How to Keep Pets Safely Afloat by Ann Cameron Siegal Special to The Washington Post July 7, 2002 Yes, you can teach on-board dogs new tricks, like how to swim safely and wear PFD’s. Ed Johnson of Washington knows from experience that waxed fiberglass decks and running dogs don’t mix. His 125-pound Great Dane, Isabella,…