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Boat Service Is Not Car Service

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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

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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

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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...]

Top 10 Ways to be a Savvy Online Boat Shopper

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In today's digital age, nearly everyone has heard about the need to protect themselves when conducting business online. Fraudulent activity is the use … [Read more...]

Navigation: How to Identify Hazards on a Chart

A hazard such as a wreck can have multiple symbols to indicate the type of hazard

I mentioned in last week’s blog, How to Judge the Tide and Not Run Aground, that to become a competent boater there are three basic things you will … [Read more...]

Shore Power

A 30 amp 125v cordset are not your only options for connecting to shore power

One of the modern conveniences of life is that we can bring our electronic devices practically anywhere—even to sea. New marinas are made more attractive … [Read more...]

Boat Trailering: the Tow Vehicle

What boat fits behind this tow package and how far will it go

Driving down the road the other day I noticed a pick-up truck pulling an empty boat trailer. I started to wonder what kind of boat would fit on the trailer. … [Read more...]

Galvanic Soup

This launch was previously in fresh water, but with a new owner and new location in salt water the underwater protection by sacrificial anodes needed to change

Repairing the rubrail on a small rowboat the other day triggered a multi-day thought process about the metals used on boats.  To start, it was a simple … [Read more...]

The Boatyard’s Awake

Tupelo Honey, a Friendship sloop is prepared for the water

I spent the past couple of days in a local boatyard preparing a Friendship sloop I am going to captain part-time this summer for the water.  There really … [Read more...]

Boat Flippers in a Down Market

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With the U.S. economy sputtering, discretionary spending on boats has been off for several seasons. This is not news to folks like you who scour boat listings … [Read more...]


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