Peter d’Anjou

Heavy Weather Boating

storm waves

Two incidents recently reminded me of things we all should know about boating in rough weather conditions. The first involved my participation on someone … [Read more...]

Baby Boomer Boaters

swim platform

No one likes the idea of growing old. And the physical reality for the seventy-six million Americans that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates were born during … [Read more...]

Right-sizing Your Boat

boat right-size

Right-sizing in the corporate world means the elimination of jobs, but in the boating world it merely reflects a smart choice by boat owners matching their … [Read more...]

Boating Spring Fever

hull staging

My friends and sailing buddies are calling to see if I can give them a hand as they prep their boats for the spring launch. Bottom painting, rigging, … [Read more...]

Town Moorings

Mooring

Buying a boat is often easier than finding a suitable place to moor it. I wrote a blog sometime ago about Choosing a Home for your Boat. That blog was … [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

bottompaint-green

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...]