Peter d’Anjou

A Walk in the Woods

I needed a walk in the woods to cure me of the long winter’s cabin fever, the lingering effects of the flu, and a bad case of writer’s block.  I couldn’t … [Read more...]

Looking for a Cheap Used Boat? Buy an I/O

Powerboats with inboard engines and outdrives (I/Os) are a popular configuration for those boaters who want the high-horsepower and weight distribution … [Read more...]

Anchors Aweigh!

What kind of anchors come with the boat you’re looking to buy?  Those long lists of equipment included in the sale aren’t usually very descriptive—at … [Read more...]

Lifting Keels

A few months ago, I suggested that anyone thinking of buying a boat should focus on use to identify the boat that is right for them. I’m taking my own … [Read more...]

In and Out with the Tide

Fuel prices continue to soar and there never seems to be enough time for boating, rest, and relaxation.  So, if I could give you one piece of advice on … [Read more...]

Cabin Top Handrails: New Life for Your Old Boat

Adding new or replacing old cabin top handrails on your boat is a great upgrade that will give you confidence when moving about your boat.  If your boat … [Read more...]

Exploring Afloat

Many people dream about taking a boat to a far-away place. Like any adventure it is not without risk and maybe that is part of the appeal. Perhaps your … [Read more...]

Storm Preparations: At the Dock

As the first winter storms of 2010-2011 descend on the nearby North Atlantic, I am reminded that we are all subject to furious storms. There is no greater … [Read more...]

Rotten to the Core: Fiberglass Core Repair, Part Two

In my last post, I explained how to identify where the core of a fiberglass boat needs repair. When repairing core problems it is important to find the … [Read more...]

Fiberglass Core Repairs, Part One

If you are considering buying an older fiberglass boat that your marine surveyor has indicated has water in the hull, don’t be put off-- this is fairly … [Read more...]