Articles by Freedom Boat Club

  • Trip Tips for Cape Cod Boating - Provincetown

    Trip Tips for Cape Cod Boating – Provincetown

      Captain Harvey’s boat trip tips Provincetown Provincetown is easy to find from Cape Cod Bay. Just look at beautiful Italian Florentine tower marking the first landing place of the Pilgrims. Provincetown was called Hell Town in the 1800s.l It …

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    Trip Tips for Cape Cod Boating – Chatham Rips and Monomoy

    Chatham Rips and Monomoy Monomoy Island is one of the parts of Cape Cod that really demonstrates what a dynamic place we live in. Every year, the channels and bars that surround Monomoy change. You really have to feel your …

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    On the Water: Know the Weather

    Freedom Boat Club Even when the weather looks perfect, conditions can change rapidly on the waters around the Cape. Know your weather when onboard. Wind direction Wind is named by the direction from which it is coming. Wind is formed …

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  • Cape Cod Trip Tips - Sandy Neck

    Trip Tips for Cape Cod Boating – Sandy Neck

      Captain Harvey’s Cape Cod boating trip tips Sandy Neck A trip to Barnstable Harbor from Sesuit, our north Dennis location, takes you past Sandy Neck. It’s a long dune peninsula beginning at the Sandwich town line. At its tip …

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    Boating Safely and Responsibly

    Freedom Boat Center Here are some tips to boat safely, compliments of the Freedom Boat Club (hyperlink). These are based on Coast Guard Regulations (The Unified Rules) and Massachusetts Boating Laws. Boating under the influence Massachusetts has some of the …

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    Trip Tips for Cape Cod Boating – Jeremy Point and Wellfleet Harbor

    Jeremy Point and Wellfleet Harbor This trip can present challenges to the unknowing boater. You need to recognize that the tides here are 10 to 12 feet. You must plan your trip accordingly. Do not get caught tracking across Jeremy …

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    Recreational Boating: What Are Those Sounds You Hear?

                      Freedom Boat Club       Some common sound signals that you should be familiar with as a recreational boater are as follows:       Changing Direction       …

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    A Tour of Bass River with Captain Harvey

    Captain Harvey Wright teaches beginning to experienced boaters at Freedom Boat Club how to navigate the Cape’s waters for maximum enjoyment and safety.  “I have been fortunate to travel the world enjoying boating,  and I am as passionate about the Bass River and …

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    Communicating When Aboard a Boat

    Freedom Boat Club When onboard a boat, communication can be accomplished by using your personal cell phone or your vessel’s VHF RADIO. VHF channels 16/9 are contact frequencies only. Working channels (chat) are: 68, 69, 71, 72, 78 Channel 13 is …

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