Wondering why boats back into slips? Well, wonder no more my friend, Captain Jer is on the case! By the end of this article, you’ll not only know why it’s a good practice to back your boat into a slip but also a lot more about boats, slips and a few handling tips too so ride along with me and dive into why boats back into slips.
As fishermen, we know the importance of being able to navigate your boat in shallow waters. After all, the shallows will present a lot of opportunities to make a nice catch. But it’s essential to know the limitations of your boat. If you get too engrossed in fighting the fish, you can quickly bring the vessel too close to the shore.
Basic Boat Towing Towing a boat behind your car, truck or another vehicle can be a hair raising experience if you’ve never towed before. Towing a runabout boat that looks like it’s bouncing all over the place behind your vehicle is more than a little unnerving. Especially if you don’t even know your runabout boat weight
The first time I rented a boat, I had no idea what boating gear I should bring. I really had no idea what the required equipment was supposed to be on a boat. I planned ahead and when I made the reservation, I asked the girl on the phone what I would need. She told
Have you ever been watching a horror movie and everything gets really quiet all of a sudden? Something like: “Angela slowly walked down the hallway on the second floor of the old Victorian farmhouse. The candle in hand was flickering, teasing to go out as the wood creaked and hawed under her stocking feet. The
There you are, out on the water when a strange craft approaches. Is it a sailboat? It sure looks like one until it turns to face you. That’s when you notice this boat doesn’t have just one hull. It has two hulls and it’s called a catamaran. Catamarans are unique, and highly stable watercraft. We’ll
Rope can come in a variety of sizes, colors, and types. It can be made from any fibrous, stringy, and obviously long-stranded materials. For boating, depending upon the purpose of the rope, there are a variety of different types that you will encounter.
Boating often includes many other water related activities. These activities each come with a specific bunch of protective gear, as well as specialty aquatic clothing that makes your experience far more comfortable. Let’s talk about the different kinds, and their uses.