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Got A Tip?

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Got A Tip?

Our friends at Mad Mariner have another contest, with some decent prizes (how about an inflatable? Granted a cheap one, but an inflatable nonetheless), This one is easy – What’s the single best tip you could give a new boater? – but of course you’ll need to be clever. Oh and of course there are rules: Tips can be on any subject: sail trim, safety procedures, must-have gear, modifications you have made, maintenance tricks, good habits, favorite websites or books – anything. If you know how to knock down odors, jazz up an engine or get fish blood out of Sunbrella, we want to hear it.

Entries will be judged on the value that they bring and the creativity they offer. But don’t assume that a tip like "wear foulies when it rains" is going to win you the goods. Entries should be about 100 words – about four paragraphs – and no longer than 150 words. Try to avoid writing in the first-person, and check their tips archive to make sure your idea is in fact original. Have at it.