Boating Basics

Boating Basics is just that, the basic facts you should know about boating before making a boat purchase.

Semi V-Bottom Boats Explained – Hull Design, Where To Use And Avoid

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Do Catamarans Have Bow Thrusters?

When you are trying to navigate a boat like a catamaran into or out of a tight dock slip or other space, sometimes it can seem like it is nearly impossible to navigate. It is especially true when trying to get a boat to move sideways towards either the port or starboard side. It seems crazy to drive a boat like a catamaran forward and backward to get the vessel into position. So, do catamarans have bow thrusters to help with maneuvering?

Nautical Beacons And Markers Guide By Boating Guide Magazine

A Complete Guide To Boating Buoys And Markers

Driving down the road, we’ve all seen the various signs that help direct traffic. But how do you know where to go when you’re in a boat? Boat buoys and markers, that’s how. Boating buoys can be confusing, though. There are many different types and many meanings, including telling boaters where the rocks are so they can be avoided, for example. You can see that the importance of knowing your boating buoys is not only vital for safe boating but could save you from being involved in a shipwreck.

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Staying Safe On A Catamaran: 24 Essential Tips

When you’re heading out on the water, having a good time is usually the first goal. I mean, let’s be realistic, most people who plan on going out on a boat are thinking first of the fun time, and second about safety. And if you’re intending to go out on a catamaran, depending on what type and size of the cat, there’s going to be some different circumstances that you’ll want to pay attention to for your own safety and the safety of those you have with you on board.

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