First Mate E-Book

An important position on a boat is the First Mate.  A few of the tips you will learn in First Mate 101 are:

This book is so much more than how to be a First Mate:

  • Claim your place on board and be the kind of First Mate who knows how to “dance” with their Captain.
  • Switch Hats often and take the Helm while he takes the position of First Mate.
  • Maximize the limited space on your boat.
  • Keep ice for 11 days in a cooler.
  • Dozens of innovative tips on how to store everything from food, equipment, bedding, furniture to all the other comforts of home that you want to take boating.
  • Work together with the Captain to dock your boat safely, confidently (and without yelling at each other!)
  • Work the ropes— the anchor, bow line, stern line, spring lines, tow line and even rafting lines (and know what the heck all of those lines are!)
  • Present yourself as that incredible couple to the others in the marina. (sure beats being exposed as a “newbie”)
  • Learn what the correct “boating etiquette” is when docked in the harbour.
    manage and store canvas to keep it long-living and quick to put up and take down (great for when bugs come!)
  • How to deal with the unique challenges of preparing meals on board and turn meal time into a special time
  • Deal with the bugs!
  • Complete lesson on footwear (who would’ve thought!)
  • And much, much more

Recommended Reading:
First Mate Must Have

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