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What Not To Do

There’s a right way to do things, and a wrong way. I happen to be an expert in the wrong way, so I can save you some time.

How Not To Paint Your Cabin Top

If you have an older sailboat, then you probably have some leaks in your cabin top. I'm no expert at how to paint and fill cracks, but...

Captain Boomies: How Not To Tie Your Dock Lines

There's a right way to tie a cleat hitch. And so many wrong ways...

How Not to Refit a Boat

If you like stress and unnecessary expense, then be sure not to learn from our experience refitting SV Ultima...

3 Most Important Boat Tips…!

(Which occurred to me while re-launching the dinghy.)

Bob Bitchin: ROGUE WAVE in Hawaii!

Bob explains the origin of his most famous saying...
Don't be one of the hundreds of Boating Under the Influence arrests this Spring Break!

Spring Break Tip: Don’t Drink and Boat

We have a lot of fun here at How Not To Sail. But seriously, one thing you should not do is operate your boat drunk. We all know folks that do it. But the consequences...

How Not To Go Ashore

...and the boat traffic is insane!