Running Aground

A shoal is not the best place to be on. It was a perfect Thanksgiving weekend. After a rather blustery week, the weekend was to...

Kids On Board

Preparing your children for boating A few years ago I presented a column with information on how to keep your children active and safe on...

Smart Choice

Lifejacket selection is best made with full knowledge. Is it time for Transport Canada to change its game in the lifejacket recommendation department? Perhaps Canadian...

What’s Your Hook?

The correct anchor choice brings easy sleep. We’ve all seen it happen. A boat arrives in an anchorage, the anchor is set, and a short...

Think Spring

Preparedness includes a safety tune-up As the winter winds down and the cover comes off your boat you are likely ready with cleaners and waxes...

Propeller Safety – Mark King

Tips to Avoid Injury and Damage Unless you are trying to increase the speed of your boat, or you hit something and damage it, you...

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...