Marker Minders are a great way to show boaters how to navigate basic marked channels. These are ideal on the dashboard or binnacle top ahead of the captain.
“The simplest and most important thing to remember is my favorite rule.”
RED RIGHT UP and GREEN RIGHT DOWN
This simply means when you are going “up stream” you keep the RED markers on your right and when you are going downstream you keep the GREEN markers on your right.
Remember This: When leaving the main channel to enter a marina, you are then going upstream, which means you keep the red markers on the right. Not all marina's have marked channels. When leaving the marina, you are going downstream to the main marked channel. Once you are back in the main marked channel, rotate your channel marker either way depending upon your chosen destination, upstream or downstream.