Town Moorings


Buying a boat is often easier than finding a suitable place to moor it. You'll need to consider this before purchase, because where and how your boat … [Read more...]

Transducer Thru-Hull Fittings

tilted element

My buddy Charlie and his brother Bill, co-owners of a 23-foot 1977 Slickcraft SS235, were given a new fish-finder as a present. While the brothers already … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Anti-Fouling Paint

boat outdrive dirty

A search has been on for some years to find more environmentally friendly bottom paints and anti-fouling methods. Environmentalists have pushed scientists … [Read more...]

Cooking on Boats

grill in rodholder

A recent kitchen renovation project in my home got me thinking about cooking facilities on boats--or more specifically the usual lack thereof. What philosophical … [Read more...]

Bottom Paint for Freshwater Boats


Many people have asked me if it is really necessary to paint the bottom of boats used exclusively in freshwater. The answer is simple; if you leave it … [Read more...]

Paid Not To Fish: Mass. Study on Amateurs

salt water sportfishing

Many boaters’ sole reason for owning a boat is to be able to go fishing whenever time and tide moves them. Fishing is their hobby, their passion and … [Read more...]

Fuel Price Increases: Will They Affect Your Boating?


Just as the economy is showing a few positive signs, rising fuel prices continue to offset the benefits for boaters. Maybe the sailboat crowd isn’t feeling … [Read more...]

New England Boat Show: Fresh Confidence

boat show

Buying a boat and maintaining a boating lifestyle takes a certain level of financial wherewithal, and I’m not talking about the super rich and their … [Read more...]

Boatyards in Winter

winter boatyard

Boaters in cold climes are in stasis through the long winter nap, but not boatyards. In boatyards, a flurry of unique work goes on unseen at this time … [Read more...]

Boats by the Side of the Road

roadside boat

I’m driving along and suddenly a boat appears for sale on the side of the road. I swerve a little as I tap the breaks and strain my neck to see. In less … [Read more...]