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Boat navigation 101

There are many tools to help you navigate your boat so that you can safely reach your destination. Markel offers some tips on the different boat navigation tools available to help you on your way.

Hurricane Preparation for Boats

There is a lot to think about when preparing your boat for hurricane season. These tips will help to ensure you have everything in order before a stressful situation arises.

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.

Tips to winterize your boat

Read these top 10 boat winterization tips to make sure your boat is ready to go when the weather is!

What to look for in a life jacket

Selecting the right life jacket for you and your loved ones is an important first step in enjoying your boat. Follow these tips to pick the best life jackets.

Preparing your boat for a hurricane

Even in storage your boat is at risk during hurricane season. Follow these tips to prepare your boat to withstand hurricanes and other rough weather.

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.