Peter d’Anjou

Black Fin in the Rough

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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

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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...]

Boat Equipment: Making a List, Checking it Twice

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As the Christmas holidays approach I’m sure you’ll hear the song about old St. Nick—“He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out … [Read more...]

Roughing It Today

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I’m not sure how people who enjoy the great outdoors developed their affinity. Camping and boating trips with the family when I was young were the basis … [Read more...]

Boat Project Destroyed by Winter Storm

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Most shipwrecks happen at sea and involve loss of life. Mine happened in my yard and no one died. Anyone familiar with my blog knows that I like to fix … [Read more...]

Boating Safety: Lifejackets are the New Seatbelts

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Your intrepid boating journalist found some news about lifejackets that will likely affect you. Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) … [Read more...]

Boat Storage Stands

power boat stands

Almost all boats spend time on dry land sitting on their trailers or boat stands—especially during winter storage. Having operated a boatyard that routinely … [Read more...]

Outboard Performance: Upgrade Your Propeller

stainless outboard propeller

Changing the prop on your outboard may be the least expensive yet dramatic way to fine tune and customize your boat’s performance for your use.  There … [Read more...]