President’s Day

on February 17, 2024

Officially known as Washington’s Birthday (even though it isn’t actually on Washington’s birthday!), Presidents Day is an American federal holiday that takes place on the third Monday in February. According to Britannica, the origin of Presidents’ Day lies in the 1880s, when the birthday of Washington—commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States —was first celebrated as a federal holiday. Congress Gets Involved In 1968 Congress […]


on February 11, 2024

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Catholic Church The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine […]

Florida Boating Regulations

on February 3, 2024

Florida Boating Regulations Florida Boating Regulations are abundant. Several authorities govern maritime matters depending on where the event happens. Local, state, federal, and even international laws may apply along the various different waterways and depending on how far offshore the vessel is located. Florida water boundaries: Before you decide to operate your boat, get familiar with all rules and regulations pertaining to the waters you will be traveling. Failure to follow any of these laws […]

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 […]

New Year

on December 31, 2023

This New Year, Instead of giving something up, consider making a new healthy habit.  Try the gym Working out is one of the best things anyone can do for themselves. The real challenge is being consistent. Even if you work out for 10 minutes, if you’re doing it five days a week it counts as a healthy habit. The options are countless, its as easy as joining a gym, taking a class, or downloading a […]

New Year Celebrations

on December 27, 2023

There are hundreds of good luck rituals woven among New Year celebrations, all practiced in the name of exercising a little control over fate. The Dutch, for whom the circle is a symbol of success, eat donuts. (Powdered Sugar has not been confirmed). Greeks bake special Vassilopitta cake with a coin inside, promising good luck in the coming year on whoever finds it in his or her slice. Fireworks Fireworks on New Year’s Eve started […]

Christmas Stockings

on December 17, 2023

The tradition of Christmas stockings originated in the generous deeds of a nobleman named Nicholas who was born in 280 A.D. in Asia Minor. Nicholas dedicated his life to following the principles of Jesus Christ, using his wealth to help impoverished and suffering people. He became the Bishop of Myra in his young years, and was immensely popular for his kind, generous heart. Living a lifetime of celibacy, Nicholas never married or had children, but […]