Spring Lines

Docking Assistance Devices By Craig Hamilton I have given many docking seminars and taught hundreds of boat-handling clinics over the years and the number one question...

Damage Control

Mitigating the killer corner. No matter how much we work on our docking skills, a sudden puff of wind or a missed shift can result...

Improve Your Docking

Keep these five tips in mind as you approach the dock Question: What’s on your mind as you approach your dock?  If you have a docking...

Driving Jet Boats

A different skill set than props What comes to mind when you hear the words, “jet boat”? I recently skippered a yacht from Toronto...

Docking in the Wind

Learning to work with it We’ve been focusing our attention over the past six columns on basic boat handling tips for single and twin-engine skippers....

Maneuvering with Twin Stern Drives – Better Boat Handling with Craig Hamilton

Mastering The Bulldozer Turn By Craig Hamilton I remember well the first time I took a twin-engine stern drive boat off the dock and found it...