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EASTER

on March 31, 2024

The Easter bunny is often considered a part of Easter because of the notable ability of bunnies to proliferate. However, there are roots back to the actual name of Easter. A goddess of fertility, Eostre, (who may have been one of the inspirations for the name Easter) is said to have been accompanied by a hare. Although many sources debate this connection. The tradition of the bunny was brought to the U.S. by German settlers […]


April Boating

on March 24, 2024

This is a fantastic time for April boating in Florida, with warm weather and plenty of opportunities to explore the waterways.  Here are some April boating options and events you might enjoy: Palm Coast Fishing and Boat Rental Why not visit a true destination for all. Enjoy true shallow water guided inshore and nearshore fishing charters for up to 3 anglers. Captain Chris Herrera will guide you to trophy fish like redfish, trout, and flounder. All […]


Spring

on March 17, 2024

Astronomically speaking, the equinox falls on March 19 or 20 every year, marking spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere (whereas it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere). The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, even if our clock times reflect a different time zone. The first day of spring this year is Tuesday, March 19. This falls on a Tuesday. Meteorologically speaking, in the Northern Hemisphere, the official spring season always begins on March 1 […]


Daylight Saving

on March 10, 2024

The Sunshine Protection Act, which aims to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent, has been a topic of discussion in Florida and beyond. Here’s how it could impact the economy: Consumer Spending: Drawbacks However, it’s essential to consider potential drawbacks as well:


Fire Extinguishers

on March 2, 2024

The best fire extinguisher for a boat depends on several factors, including the type of fires you might encounter and compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) regulations. Let’s explore some Fire Extinguisher options: Amerex B417T 2.5 Lbs. ABC Dry Chemical (5-B / Old B-I Compliant): This extinguisher is suitable for Class A, B, and C fires. It’s compact and effective, making it a popular choice for boats.Amerex B402 5 Lbs. ABC Dry Chemical (5-B / […]


Doesn’t Work Properly?

on February 25, 2024

We all have been there when you buy something new and it doesn’t work properly. Here are some steps you can take if something breaks or doesn’t work properly, and you feel the problem is with the product, not with the user. If you’ve ever purchased a new boat, only to discover there’s something irretrievably wrong with it, you may have thought, “I’ve got a lemon.” Lemon Laws We’ve all heard about lemon laws, but […]


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 […]


HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY

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 […]