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When it comes to dangerous day jobs, there probably isn’t a list that isn’t complete without workers who are stationed on an oil rig. From handling dangerous equipment to falling Read more
Everybody loves to take a cruise now and then, because they offer the best of both worlds. You get the luxury and relaxation of being aboard the ship on the Read more
When it comes to interesting bodies of water on Earth, Lake Superior is definitely one which comes up in conversation frequently. This is seen as one of the greatest lakes Read more
I’m going to ask you to close your eyes for a second, conjure the image of a pirate in your brain, and then open them again. Okay, do it now. Read more
When it comes to water sports and activities, there will always be something new and interesting for you to experience and try out. While it is great if you have Read more
Shipping via cargo vessels is considered to be one of the best and safest modes of transportation for delicate goods and trades. It’s also quite cheap, which is a large Read more
If a vehicle treads water, it’s a boat. That’s why boats can come in so many shapes, sizes, and types, each having its own weights and weight capacities. With so Read more
The marine gearbox is almost similar to what we can find in automobiles. As the name suggests, it is housed in an enclosed metal box. Marine gearboxes are commonly mounted Read more
Ships carry a wide array of goods ranging from foodstuff, machinery, vehicles, oil, gas, and dry goods. At the port, the goods are unloaded from one vessel to the warehouse Read more
Everyone loves the times of the year when they can relax and venture out on the open road, heading towards their favorite open destinations. And any boat owner could tell Read more
Simply put, the best way to avoid overloading your boat is to not load it beyond the limit US federal law advises. The US federal law will only want you Read more
Bedplates are the one that supports the whole weight of the engine. It is located at the lowermost part of the engine and takes most of the load when it Read more
There are lots of different types of boats out there, but keeping track of all of them is a pretty daunting task. If you have heard the term ‘lift boat’ Read more
Signaling for help is an important skill to learn no matter who you are, as it’s impossible to predict when you might be faced with an emergency situation. If you’re Read more
If you are interested in maritime navigation, then chances are you have heard the term ‘boxing the compass.’ But what does it mean? Boxing the compass was a navigational practice Read more
Boat safety is critical, which is why every vessel must have a personal flotation device (PFD) installed. There are several types of personal flotation devices, one of which is Type Read more
The Starcraft Islander is an offshore aluminum fishing boat, designed for the Great Lakes and for the coastal waters. While it bears some resemblance to the ships found in the Read more
Down on the docks, a lot of different phrases and words get thrown around: port, starboard, fairway, lanyard, gunwale, tides. Trying to keep up and learn all of these different Read more
If you have just bought a boat or are thinking about buying one, the boating terminology can initially seem quite overwhelming.  This article will help you to understand what it Read more
Lots of people like to spend time beside the water and many like to spend time in, or on, the water. If you like spending time on the water, you’re Read more

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