Misty Moose learns why a bowline is an essential knot aboard a trawler. When we dock in a new location with large pilings we can create a loop large enough to drop over the piling and then cleat it to our boat. The bowline allows us to create a fixed-size loop without choking it to the piling. If you invert a loop over a piling and tighten it then it becomes very difficult to remove when you are ready to leave the dock.
Our most recent Training Delivery finds us aboard a Kadey Krogen 44 Trawler. This terrific cruising boat had been docked in Brunswick, GA during the hurricane season as required by their insurance provider. Many companies insist you keep your vessel above the FL GA State line between June 1 and November 30. […]
From changing your own fuel filter to maintaining your shaft seals, Captain Chris will get you safely on your way…saving your $$ for marinas not mechanics! Come to our two-day seminar where the tropics begin in Vero Beach, Florida and Ask Captain Chris about boat maintenance. […]
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or at least a nearby Farmer’s market, here are some yummy EASY treats to create in a snap. Once again these recipes come from the Minnie Gump Bugger, a 38 foot Pearson. Merillyn and Gene are summer live aboards in Beach Haven, NJ. […]