Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently upgraded some of the electronics on the boat and started to notice voltage issues when all the equipment was turned on. Looking at the bird’s nest of wiring that I’ve been creating as I’ve added additional equipment over the past two decades, I thought the best thing to do was to remove all […]

Liveaboard Family Raises Funds and Awareness for Veterans and Service Dogs

Liveaboard Family Raises Funds and Awareness for Veterans and Service Dogs

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

“The fact that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day is extremely disheartening,” says Miami Phillips, a veteran of the Vietnam War, from his Irwin 41 sailboat, YUME. “And of course, add to that the mess at the VA, no jobs to be had, little support from the military for broken soldiers — it is […]

Boat Sober, Save Lives

Boat Sober, Save Lives

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Once we’re out on the water, our ear-locked shoulders relax and our oxygen levels become invigorated. Yet time spent boating could become more carefree if we were confident that other vessel operators were sober. Inebriation is the chief contributing factor in boating fatalities, but public service announcements and safety-conscious articles don’t seem to get […]

Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you know how to tie up your boat to a dock? Surprisingly, many skippers don’t. BoatUS says more accidents, including sinkings, hull damage to one’s vessel or a neighbor’s, and damage to marina property, happen not when you are under way but when you didn’t adequately make your boat fast to your slip prior […]

Storm Planning and Procedures

Storm Planning and Procedures

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  No matter the prediction for this hurricane season, all it takes is one powerful storm to destroy property and jeopardize lives. Start preparing while the sun is shining — follow our checklist and protect your valued vessel (and/or your investment). You’ll be prepared with time to spare, because once a storm looms, you want […]

Kids Aboard

Kids Aboard

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is a family-friendly activity. While it’s exciting to spend quality time together with all family members, boating with little ones can be quite daunting.  Images of kids wailing about boredom and falling overboard flit through parents’ minds, playing out like two alternating horror movies stuck on repeat. Click off those images and watch instead […]

Boys in the Boat:  On Abandonment and Togetherness

Boys in the Boat: On Abandonment and Togetherness

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. I confess: I don’t like business trips because I have to sleep in hotel rooms.  Something about being alone makes me…well, lonely.  But until I read Daniel James Brown’s terrific book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, I don’t think I understood […]

Seafaring Summer Salads

Seafaring Summer Salads

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing is more welcoming on a sweltering summer day than a chilled salad. Instead of using leafy greens as the key ingredient, how about cool and inviting dishes centered on farm-fresh produce like crisp cucumbers, colorful sweet peppers, ripe tomatoes, and aromatic herbs? These delightful salads travel well and are a breeze to serve aboard. […]

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Dogs love to sunbathe during the warm summer months, lying on their backs, soaking in the sun, with their feet up in the air. Despite their furry appearance, dogs are at risk of sunburn and skin damage from prolonged sun exposure, just like humans. And just like humans, they should wear sunscreen, says veterinarian […]

Preventing Melanoma

Preventing Melanoma

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Almost five million people are treated for skin cancer annually in the U.S. The American Cancer Society states that one person dies of melanoma, an ominous form of skin cancer, about every hour. The annual cost for treatment of melanoma is over $3 billion. The good news in these grim statistics is that many […]

Next Page »