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Whooshing on the Water

Whooshing on the Water

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk to Jimmy Cazzani and you learn that he’s passionate about many things, including speedboats, teamwork, safety, and the support of sponsors and fans. Spend more time conversing and be amazed at the complexity of superboat racing while discovering what recreational boaters can learn from a daring but cautious pro. Serafino V. Cazzani, known as […]

Straight Stripes, Round Body?

Straight Stripes, Round Body?

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    Sometimes it’s hard to find a cover for this magazine where the models aren’t wearing blue and white striped shirts. Women, men, kids, and even a dog or two all seem to wear stripes on boats. I wondered, why do stripes convey a nautical feel to so many photographers? It turns out there’s […]

No Straws, Less Spritzes Aboard

No Straws, Less Spritzes Aboard

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Some environmental issues are hard to tackle. It’s a hassle and an expense to sell a gas-guzzling car and replace it with an electric one, and it usually doesn’t happen at the snap of a finger. However, reducing plastic and aerosol can waste is pretty easy — you just cease using disposable straws and properly […]

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If I wanted to toss off a super-quick story about hair and skin health and radiance, I’d just type the realest of all clichés: “You are what you eat.” As I have the space, however, I’ll elaborate on simple tweaks to your eating that pay big dividends. There are many foods that contain nutrients […]

Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When temperatures drop, water safety precautions hold steady. In fact, harsher conditions combined with scarcity of boaters in the vicinity — to lend a hand or call for assistance — requires cold weather boaters to remain vigilant about every aspect of boating safety. How you feel when you step outside is not a reliable gauge […]

Boater Hacks:  Tips for Success in Boating and Life

Boater Hacks: Tips for Success in Boating and Life

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

There are boat excursions you remember most fondly —  perhaps one is an outing friends and family refer to again and again, another a trip your kids call “the best day ever.” What made these outings outstanding? Most great boating days don’t necessarily involve location (though that certainly helps). The times we recall with a […]

Tips to Tame Your Tresses

Tips to Tame Your Tresses

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  No matter the season, unmanageable hair is always unwelcome. Now that the weather is colder, hair often becomes drier and starts flying in every direction. You can opt for a very short haircut, hide flyaways under a hat, or you can change up your grooming and styling routine so your tresses look their best. […]

Boating Dogs Need Our Protection

Boating Dogs Need Our Protection

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Plenty of dog lovers bring their pooches along for a relaxing day on the boat. However, relaxing is not the same as letting down your guard — our furry friends depend on us to keep them safe. Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and trailered boats often launch from areas ringed with reeds, brush, and grasses — the […]

Smooth Joints

Smooth Joints

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. You rarely hear someone list elbows or knees as her best feature. That’s likely because these areas of the body lack moisturizing oil glands and are on the receiving end of more than their fair share of friction. The scaliness and crepiness seem to grow more troublesome as we age, as skin doesn’t naturally […]

Hot Reads! Books You’ll Enjoy

Hot Reads! Books You’ll Enjoy

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Give me a good book, a large iced tea, and hours on the boat’s deck with no interruption and I’m in heaven. Many of our magazine’s readers have the same love of reading and happily sent along their recommendations for our annual list of good summer boat reads. Connie The Bronze Horseman by Paullina […]

Save Lives — Boat Sober

Save Lives — Boat Sober

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Nothing’s more invigorating than being out on the boat without a care in the world. However, the reality is that some boaters don’t have a care for your safety or their own, as they boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Though inebriation is the chief contributing factor in boating fatalities, there is […]

Begging Off to Go Boating

Begging Off to Go Boating

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend there are 15 Saturdays and Sundays. Let me put it another way: during the “official” boating season there are ONLY 15 weekends. Mother Nature gets unpleasant from time to time, ruining boating plans, and then there’s the most insidious of all weekend-wreckers: backyard and banquet hall get-togethers! […]

Cold Weather Boating

Cold Weather Boating

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Though the majority of area boaters have disappeared, none of the basics of safe boating have vanished. In fact, more laws and precautions crop up as the temperature drops. Sunshine on your shoulders has zero to do with keeping yourself safe on the water. It’s the chilliness of the water that poses the […]

Boat Sober, Save Lives

Boat Sober, Save Lives

June 1, 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 […]

Heck, No! We Won’t Go!

Heck, No! We Won’t Go!

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Summers fly by fast; the official calendar only affords us 13 weekends during the season. Unless you work in a school, it’s likely you’ll cobble your summer boating days together by taking a vacation, tacking a Friday and a Monday onto the July 4th weekend, and knocking off of work for a few additional Fridays. […]

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tell me a book is a boat-filled adventure, a mystery, or a romantic tale, and I’ll start reading. Find me a good story that combines all three, plus a dog, and I’ll be recommending the book to others. Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis is the first of what the author promises will be the “Storm Ketchum […]

Brr! Cold Weather Boating

Brr! Cold Weather Boating

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When the warm weather wanes, the throngs of boaters disappear. However, none of the basics of safe boating vanish. In fact, there are more laws and precautions that crop up as the temperature drops. Though there may be abundant sunshine when you venture out, never relax your vigil or remove your life jacket. While warm […]