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3 Essential Boat Knots

Mark from MISSION covers three essential knots that all boaters should know. These three essential boat knots will help make a day on the water easy and comfortable.

There are hundreds of knot options for very specific purposes, but the Cleat Hitch Knot, the Clove Hitch Knot and the Bowline Knot are truly the best basic boating knots to get you through your day (and make you look like a pro!) on the water.

How to Choose the Right Boat Fenders and Bumpers
Boat fenders and bumpers provide protection between your boat and a dock. Learn how to select the right size and type of fenders and bumpers to protect your boat.
3 Essential Boat Knots | Learn to Tie
Mark from MISSION covers three essential knots that all boaters should know. These three essential boat knots will help make a day on the water easy, comfortable – and make you look like a pro!
What the Best Boat Safety Pros Do (and You Should Too)
Learn the basics of boat safety so you can enjoy a fun day on the water and keep everyone safe even when the unexpected pops in for a visit.
Your Checklist | Mid-Season Boat Tune-up
Unlike the actual boating season, boating maintenance is a non-stop adventure and the time you spend staying on top of the routine will be returned as more time on the water later. Here’s a quick rundown of the mid-season maintenance items that every boat owner should add to their to-do list.
17 Helpful Tips About the Winterization of Your Inboard Boat | Checklist
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a climate that allows for year-round boating, or you’re just really hardcore, the boating season must eventually come to an end. When the time comes to start thinking about the dreaded day when our boats come out of the water and go onto the shelf for hibernation, here's a little checklist. It's OK. We'll get through it together!
What Kind of Boat Trailer Do You Need? | Questions to Consider Before Buying a Boat Trailer
Whether you trailer your boat every weekend or just at the bookends of each season, your boat trailer is the only thing that can get you from point A to point B safely and reliably. So if you’re not an expert, there are some mission-critical features that you should be aware of.
Different Types of Boat Anchors | Not All Boat Anchors Are Created Equal
The anchor you need will depend on your boat model and boating environment. Get to know some of the most common anchors for recreational boating and learn which one is right for you.
Tips for Driving Your Inboard Boat | Docking Like a Pro
Whether you’re snuggling up to your own dock after a long day on the water or pulling into a slip at a crowded marina for lunch, docking your boat is never as easy as it seems. Our latest blog post gives you the "how-to" on docking your inboard boat like a pro.
How To Prepare Your Boat For The New Season | Checklist
Oh yes, friends – boat season is here! That means it’s time to get our boats out of hibernation and onto the water. But before we can do that, we need to make sure everything is shipshape and ready for you and your crew to enjoy. Check out our comprehensive checklist on how to prepare your boat for the new season.
How To Drive Your Inboard Boat For Wakesurfing
Driving a boat for wakesurfing is a big responsibility. You need to know the rules on your chosen body of water, you need to be on the lookout for other boaters and possible hazards, and you need to give your passengers a safe, smooth ride. Here are some tips from the MISSION Boat Gear team.