Safely Boating as we Age

on January 28, 2024

Safely boating as we age is something you probably don’t think about to you have to. Face it, every year we are getting older. Happy Birthday Even if your birthday doesn’t fall this month, we all get older each year and father time takes its toll on all of us. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your boating experiences. Tips to keep you Boating safely as we age: Keep a whiteboard and […]

Boating Seasons

on January 21, 2024

Want to lengthen your boating season this year? Now is the time to address some things before they go awry and force you to. If you do, you’ll have much more water time and save some money. Nothing’s worse than on-the-water breakdowns — but some things can be fixed before they go poof in the night and end your boating season. Impeller ImplosionA water pump impeller is the classic example of something that always fails […]

Marine Surveys

on January 14, 2024

What Type of Marine Survey Do I Need? Marine Surveys are performed for a number of reasons,and the procedures for each vary to best suit your needs: Pre-Purchase Survey This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous […]

Towing a Boat

on January 6, 2024

Towing a Boat If there’s no alternative and you feel you can safety tow the disabled boat with your vessel, follow these tips: Communicate Be sure to communicate that, as the captain of the towing vessel, you will be command of the operation. As you rig up the bridle with two dock lines: Once the tow line is secure and you begin towing, remember that you should never put your own boat in reverse. This […]