Outboard Performance: Upgrade Your Propeller

stainless outboard propeller

Changing the prop on your outboard may be the least expensive yet dramatic way to fine tune and customize your boat’s performance for your use.  There … [Read more...]

Blue Water Dreams

Another Adventure

Many people dream of ocean voyages to distant shores. The freedom and personal challenge can be quite appealing, but the doing might take years to bear … [Read more...]

Boating Around Birds

Cormorants on spreader

Most boaters enjoy the out of doors, nature, and the sight of birds, but when nature and birds get so close to our boats that they leave their signature … [Read more...]

Boat Trailer Maintenance


A third of the 100,000 plus boats for sale on this website are listed with trailers. That's no surprise because according to BoatUS, nearly 7 million Americans … [Read more...]

Flag Etiquette Afloat


In my merchant mariner deck officer days, I was the designated flag officer onboard—responsible for signals. I was taught that the right flag flown in … [Read more...]

Hurricane Irene: Lessons Learned

Hurricane Irene damage

When your boat is shown on the nightly news, it isn’t good! Even though I couldn’t see the news on my own TV because of the widespread power outages … [Read more...]

Safety: View from the Launch Driver

launch ride

It’s nearing the end of the summer and the kids who’ve been driving the yacht club launch are leaving to go back to college. So, I’ve been recruited … [Read more...]

Boat Service Is Not Car Service

car boat

Many boat owners expect the same type of service on their vessels from boat yards as they get on their automobiles. And some yacht yards are even trying … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of an Old Boat

scrap boat

Buying a new or used boat is difficult for any prospective owner who already has an old boat. The presence and backlog of used boats is actually hindering … [Read more...]

How to Spend More Time on Your Boat

boating family

A late Sunday afternoon - people are leaving their boats in the mooring field and hitching a ride back to shore on the full yacht club launch.  So many … [Read more...]