Whether it's learning to live in smaller spaces, tie your lines, repair a winch, dock your boat or a myriad of other activities, boating is a learning process.
All boaters have their sources of information and reference, and we'd like to share another valuable resource with you.
The informed boaters (those who have, or know where to get the information they need) are ready, willing and able to tackle just about anything. On the other hand, less prepared boaters often run into difficulties and frustrations.
Informed boaters definitely enjoy boating more,
so being prepared IS the answer.
Rob MacLeod's new website is a great resource to add to your list.
InformedBoater.com offers a variety of videos on "how to" do many boating tasks. Rob enlists experts in each field to share their knowledge bringing you "expert" advice on your topic of need in video format.
Rob asked us to star in two of his videos "Docking A Single Sterndrive" and "Docking a Twin Sterndrive". These two videos are approximately 15 minutes and complement, not replace, our Docking e-Lessons.
We take the boat out and demonstrate the open water exercise to show the viewer how the boat was intended to respond to the wheel and shift(s) as well as docking. We show you how our FLIPP LineTM procedure simplifies docking for both the driver and the First Mate.
Our e-Lessons have plenty of diagrams and adding the video gives you a visual summary of how it all comes together. You'll be amazed at "how the lights go on" when you see us dock.
Watch the video and follow the step-by-step detailed instructions in the e-Lesson with your family. You'll learn how easy docking can be.
Rob's other videos include:
- Boating Knowledge and Safety
- Boat Handling
- Boat and Equipment Maintenance
Check his introductory video to see what Rob has planned for the future.