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Editor’s Letter

January 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The day dawns clear and warm. There’s nothing pressing on your agenda. So what are you doing with a day like this? Going boating, of course! I can relate because I also go boating every chance that I can. Though I usually have a different destination each time, there’s just one reason for being out […]

Spurs

Spurs

February 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever come out on the losing end when your inboard engine becomes entangled in a fishing, mooring, or lobster trap line? It’s a serious predicament beyond the pure annoyance of halting your day of fun — you must immediately deploy your anchor and hope that it grabs quickly so that the boat and all passengers […]

Unscrambler

Unscrambler

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

      Answer key: 1. SURINES is SUNRISE 2. NUELASSSGS is SUNGLASSES 3. SESRUCNEN is SUNSCREEN 4. NEDUSA is SUNDAE 5. RFSWNOEUL is SUNFLOWER 6. HNULISTG is SUNLIGHT 7. UNRSUNB is SUNBURN 8. SNUKNE is SUNKEN 9. ETUNSS is SUNSET If You Enjoyed This: Click Here For More Unscrambles!

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 […]

Shopping for Swimsuits

Shopping for Swimsuits

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. As our thoughts these days are often on boats, boardwalks, and beaches, it’s natural to think about bathing suits as well. While sunshine and surf go hand in hand with swimsuits for many, others clench their fists at the mere mention of buying a new bathing suit (frankly, shopping for swimsuits doesn’t rank too […]

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 […]

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