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Boating Tips Episode 2

Tie Up Dock Lines

Need help with your dock lines? Captain Keith of MarineMax Clearwater shows the proper procedure to tie up your dock lines.

Boating Tips Episode 3

Flushing Your Engine

Learn how to properly flush your Mercury Verado outboard engine using only your home or marina garden hose.

Boating Tips Episode 4

Boat's Flare Kit

Watch and learn how to safely use flares on your boat. Flares are an important safety device and visual distress signal, but proper use is a must!

Boating Tips Episode 5

VHF Radio

Learn the uses of your on-board VHF radio - from emergencies to communicating with not only other boaters, but land and the Coast Guard!

Boating Tips Episode 6

Safe Day on the Water

This episode of MarineMax Boating Tips focuses on steps to take in order to have a safe and fun day out on the water. Your boat has many systems that should be checked before heading out, and equipment that needs to be prepared. Let MarineMax's very own Captain Keith Lake show you how to be prepared!

Boating Tips Episode 7

Personal Flotation Devices

Captain Keith shows all the types of legal Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) that can be used for a safe day out on the water.

Boating Tips Episode 8

About Channel Markers

Knowing how to properly read channel markers is a must when it comes to boating safety. Just remember, RED-RIGHT-RETURN!

Boating Tips Episode 9

Docking An Outboard

In this episode, Captain Mike Winter shows how to properly dock a single outboard engine. It may look tricky at first, but with the right finesse and know-how, it will become second nature.

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How to Approach a Floating Dock

Join Captain Keith and Nick as they show you proper technique on approaching and tying up at a floating dock. What boating tips do you want to see? Comment below with your ideas and we may choose your boating tips for future episodes!

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Setting up Navionics in Raymarine Display

Join Captain Keith as he shows you how to set up the latest Navionics card on a current-generation Raymarine multifunction display. What boating tips do you want to see? Comment below with your ideas and we may choose your boating tips for future episodes!

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