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.

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.

Guide to managing your aquatic risks

Understand the major areas that aquatic managers must address including, principal causes of drowning, staff certification and training, rescue equipment and emergency procedures, and more.

How boat usage can affect your insurance rates

Where and when you use your boat can affect boat insurance rates. Read what you should consider telling your insurance company to keep your premiums low.

Drowning may not look like you think

The visible images many people associate with drowning do not have much in common with what real drowning looks like.

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!

The essential toolkit for your boat

Make sure you're prepared for emergency repairs with a carefully packed boat tool kit.

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.