on May 29, 2019

Here’s some useful tips on boat lines. By David and Zora Aiken for BoatUS Experienced cruisers share their line on slipping a boat into its berth with stress-free grace. Docking a boat isn’t as easy as parking a car, something novice boat owners learn quickly; the helmsperson simply can’t steer to a stopping point and hit the brakes. Traction is not a factor and there are outside influences the car driver never needs to consider, […]


on May 22, 2019

A maritime expert witness is a person who possesses knowledge of matters relating to the construction of ships, marine shipping, or navigation and who offers this expertise in a court of law. They prepare an analysis of situations and present the information to attorneys, judges and juries. They offer general insight on the cause of an accident, reconstruct the events of an accident and determine environmental threats. They also may be called upon to analyze […]


on May 15, 2019

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR! Another class of students emerge into the cold reality of the world we live in. It’s okay to be scared but don’t let it stop you We all are scared. Even those of us who have been emerged in it for decades. But, trust me, you get used to it. Take Will Ferrell, describing his own career journey, Ferrell said he graduated in 1990 from USC with a degree in Sports […]


on May 8, 2019

What Inverters Do Inverters operate somewhat like battery chargers in reverse: they take DC power from a battery and, utilizing sophisticated circuitry, change it into 120 Volt AC current. The ship’s batteries are the inverter’s fuel tank and, by nature, inverters can consume a lot. They will only provide 120 Volt AC power as long as there is ample juice left in the 12 Volt batteries. It is strongly recommended that you have a separate, […]