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Sailboat masts and rigging

Sailboat mast and rigging maintenance and tuning tips from an accredited marine surveyor. Review these tips to insure years of pleasurable sailing.

Best online weather resources for boaters

When planning a boat trip, its important to check the weather to be prepared. Here are some helpful resources for the forecast so you don’t run into any surprises out on the water.

Suddenly in command

If there was a sudden emergency and you were left to command the boat back to shore, would you know what to do? Markel helps explore what to do if you are suddenly in command of a boat.

Boat towing safety tips

Trailering a boat is not as easy as it looks. Markel offers a few tips to help ensure you are staying safe on the road while towing your boat.

Keep kids safe on your boat

Have fun and stay safe with your kids--use these boat safety tips for parents and children!

Navigating unchartered waters – Tips for boating during COVID-19

Here are some tips to keep in mind when boating during a pandemic.

Keep valuables safe on your boat

The last thing you want to worry about when on the water is losing any valuables you bring onboard. Here are some helpful tips on how you can keep your valuables as safe as possible when on the water.

Tips for tying your boat to the dock

Tying your boat to the dock is important so that it is secure enough not to get damaged by knocking up against the dock. Markel explores some helpful tips on the lines to use and how to tie them.

Basic tips to rigging a sailboat

Preparing for your first sail? It is recommended you take a class to learn about rigging your sailboat. Until then, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when rigging your sailboat.

Boat repair orders 101

What you need to know about boat repairs and boating insurance. How can repair orders effect your boating insurance? Learn more here.