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Understanding Aids to Navigation

Do you plan on boating along the U.S. coastline or the Inland Waterways? Understanding the aids to navigation will assist you in having a safe and hassle-free trip. Aids to navigation are the road signs of the waterways. Aids to navigation are the same type of...

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Are You Ready For A Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check?

Whether you’ve had your boat for a while or you just bought your first boat, a free coast guard vessel safety check can save you heartache and maybe just save your like and that of your loved ones. Just about any place you boat be it on inland lakes or rivers or along...

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Rule of Twelfths

When you need to know approximately how much water is below your boat at a particular time of day, in a particular place, and you have access to the tide tables, the "Rule of Twelfths" will serve you well. It's an easy-to- use guide for...

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Sailboat General Equipment Terms

Equipment Terms Auxiliary - A sailboat's engine, or a sailboat with an engine Ballast - The weight in a sailboat's keel, sometimes in a centerboard, that helps keep the boat from heeling too much Beam - The width of the boat at its widest point Bitter end - The free...

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Navigation Rules/Rules of the Road

Pecking order of vessels. There is a basic order, in the navigation rules, that governs who stays out of the way of whom. Essentially, the hardest to maneuver vessels are stand-on while the easiest to maneuver vessels are give-way. In the following list vessels...

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Rules of Thumb for Tides: 50/90, Thirds, Twelfths

Rule of 50/90 is used to estimate current speed at the end of each hour of the six-hour tidal period 50/90 Rule gives you "… the SPEED OF THE CURRENT at the end of each hour." Counting from slack, the current will flow at 50% of its maximum speed at the end of the...

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Great Fishing Gifts for Fishermen

If you are as obsessed with fishing as we are at Waterproof Charts, you always ask for fishing gear during holidays. We have the fishing gifts you are going to want during Christmas, Hanukkah, or your birthday. And if you aren’t a fisherman, you will want to get this...

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Bass Fishing Facts You’ll Want to Share

We all love the feeling of learning a new, surprising fact. Then we go out and tell a friend, and watch their reaction, usually awe. As kids, many of us read those Guinness World Record books then told everyone in class about the person who could hold their breath...

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Night Fishing Tips

If you have never gone night fishing, you are in for an experience. It takes a bit of planning before you head out, but once you are out there in the dead of night, don’t be surprised if you start getting lots of bites. Night fishing can be dangerous for the...

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Top Fishing Apps

When we go to fish, we tend to want to get away from it all. You leave the laptop, the kids, the tv, and stress at home. But most of us will still carry our phones. We may not answer them, but we have them just in case. If you carry your phone on fishing trips, you...

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