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?

outboard

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...]

Painting Aluminum Boats

zinc chromate yellow

You may be thinking of buying or selling an aluminum boat that needs some cosmetic updates, or perhaps you’re simply trying to improve the appearance … [Read more...]

Black Fin in the Rough

Black Fin 32

Neglected boats seem to find me. People call to see if I’m interested in buying or can help to resurrect old wrecks. I try to give advice or direct them … [Read more...]

Boating Year Round

boat hoist

Now that the cold weather has truly arrived here in the northeast US, as evidenced by ice on the pond and an appreciable dent in my woodpile, I wonder … [Read more...]

Boat Insurance for “Sitting on the Hard”

boat damage

A few weeks ago, I wrote that the mast for my current project boat was destroyed in a freak storm, by a falling tree limb, while sitting in my yard. Since … [Read more...]

Wealthy Boaters All

boat for sale

One of my favorite TV shows is HGTVs’ House Hunters International. They focus on traveling the globe looking for housing in exotic places. Last week … [Read more...]