on January 30, 2019

SEVEN TIPS TO GET MORE FROM AMARINE SURVEY 1. If buying a boat, don’t rely on an old survey that may not give a current representation of the boat. Insurance underwriters will normally not accept a survey older than six months. 2. Attend the survey and take the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your new boat. Most surveyors are happy to talk about what they’re finding and what needs to be done to correct […]


on January 23, 2019

RULES-OF-THE-ROAD REFRESHER FOR BOATERS Start the year right. Here are the rules that will help you avoid a collision. The Pecking Order A vessel lower on the list below must give way to those higher on the list. Generally, recreational powerboats must yield to other types of traffic. 1. Unable to steer2. Limited turning ability3. Restricted by draft (commercial ship)4. Commercial boats engaged in fishing5. Sail and human-powered boats6. Recreational powerboats Give-Way Boat (red): Must alter course and speed to avoid a […]


on January 16, 2019

Three-Bladed Versus Four-Bladed Props Three blades versus four? Stainless versus aluminum? Just some of the questions to consider when choosing a new prop. You may have noticed four-bladed props on boats at a marina or boat show and thought, “I wonder what that would do for my boat?” I often recommend a four-bladed prop to boat owners who enjoy tubing, water-skiing, and family outings. Four-bladed propellers have many benefits, including giving the boat more torque […]


on January 14, 2019

Chances are at some time you will be flying. So, whether it’s a vacation, business, personal, or all of the above, here are some tips to stay healthy in the New Year when you fly! Thanks to  Morning Consult Flying Tips: DON’T DRINK THE WATER. A survey sampling of 327 airplanes found that there was a high amount of E. coli in the on-board drinking water. You really need to bring your own water because even […]


on January 9, 2019

Time and additional expense can be saved by preparing the vessel for inspection and making her more accessible. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE AND HAVE THE INSPECTION GO WELL CONSIDER THIS. Arrange to present a clean, shipshape boat, and have all papers and miscellaneous gear ready. If applicable, you will need to make arrangements with the marina to haul the vessel for bottom inspection, and retain a captain for sea trials. Lockers and cabin areas […]