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The Case for Paper

The Case for Paper

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  My marina neighbor boasted to me that the only paper he had aboard was “a roll in the head.” Really? With all of those shiny electronic navigation gadgets lighting up the bridge like a Christmas tree, what would my boater buddy do if a key component, such as a chart plotter, went down? Unless […]

Boaters, Make a Difference

Boaters, Make a Difference

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

As boaters likely reap the most pleasure from our local waters, we should protect the marine environment. Protecting pristine waters, clean beaches, and a viable marine habitat is something we owe ourselves and future generations. I’ve witnessed the destruction caused by careless ways — a gull’s wing fouled by a plastic bag, a sea turtle’s […]

Steer Clear of a Spring Sinking

Steer Clear of a Spring Sinking

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Winter storage of boats in the water is hard on vessels and the equipment aboard them. Warming weather and the rush to be back on the water can provide some surprises for the unprepared. A blocked scupper or failed thru-hull can leave an otherwise sound boat on the bottom of the marina.