Electronic Flares: Time to Pitch the Pyrotechnics?

Want to start an argument on the dock? Ask a pleasure craft operator what they think of having to carry flares on board their...
Boating Knots

Knot Know-How by Mark King

Learn these simple knots to keep you safe. Knowledge of ropes, lines, and knots is an aspect of boating that has been carried on for...

Ropes, lines and knots by Mark King

Traditional skills are still required on board A few years ago this column presented some comments on rope and line handling on board your boat. As...

Night Navigation by Mark King

Boating after dark requires preparation and skills Sooner or later, if you boat long enough, you will be boating after the sun sets. Whether it is just for...

New Boat Checklist

By: Mark King from issue 27-1 Spend some time to get to know your new boat Recreational boating is one of the best family activities available. Owning...

Boating Alone

By Mark King from issue 27-2 Safe boating tips for the single boater No, this isn’t a column about safe boating after dating failure. It’s about boating...

Paper Charts – Part 2

By Mark King From issue 27-4 Charting your course for safe navigation In my last column I introduced the importance of carrying nautical charts onboard your vessel. It’s...

Paper Charts – Part 1

By Mark King from issue 27-3 Charting your course for safe navigation Canadian Aids to Navigation Several years ago I was fortunate to be able to enjoy a...

Top 10 Safety Tips

By Mark King originally posted January 1, 2011. A New Year’s Review Recreational boating is one of the best experiences that families can enjoy. From sight-seeing, to...

Lowly Lines

originally posted Tuesday, 01 January 2013 By Mark King Untangling onboard and on the dock Modern technology has changed a great many items for recreational boaters over the...

Your Floating Library

By Mark King Originally posted November 1, 2012. Books you should have aboard. In this month’s column, I want to wrap up our conversation about paper charts...