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Lightning Strikes While Boating

on August 8, 2021

Powerful, dangerous, highly unpredictable — all are common descriptions of lightning strikes while boating. A direct lightning strike while boating can result in ringing ears and a few roasted electronics; That is considered lucky. Unlucky is experiencing through-hulls blown out, a sunk boat or worse — possibly serious injury or death. Odds While, the odds of a lightning strike while boating are only about one out of 1,000 boats in any year, the dire consequences […]


CHOOSING A REPAIR YARD

on August 2, 2021

Eventually you will need to choose a repair yard. When the time has come, and you are choosing a repair yard, start by just looking around at it. A good repair yard is neat and orderly. You won’t find too many pieces of boats in every corner with no obvious organization. The tools being used should be rust free and should look like they are well maintained. Look, If the shop won’t invest in equipment […]


MARINE SURVEY

on July 25, 2021

UNDERSTANDING THE TYPE OF MARINE SURVEY YOU NEED If you are considering buying a used boat buyer, you need to know what you are getting into. A Marine Survey does just that. At Scott Marine of Florida, we work to uncover any structural or mechanical aspects of the vessel that may lead to unforeseen costly repairs and safety risks. Pre- Purchase Survey: This is the most comprehensive survey inspection of a vessel. The purpose is […]


LIVING ON A BOAT

on July 20, 2021

Can anyone live on a boat? Yes, if you are of the right mind and as long as everyone else who lives with you really wants to live this lifestyle of living on a boat. A boat can be a viable alternative to any land based residence although the differences can be dramatic. Life aboard is not all glamour. They move. They’re close to neighbors. Boats offer less space than land based residences. Everyone who […]


HAND SIGNALS FOR COMMUNICATIONS

on July 10, 2021

Clear Communications The need for hand signals for communication really took hold In 1922, when a teenager named Ralph Samuelson strapped a couple of pine boards to his feet and got a boat to drag him through the water. Welcome to the inventor of water skiing. The new sport grew quickly, with roughly a third of U.S. boaters going water skiing, wake boarding, and tubing during the course of a year. If you’re new to […]


BOATING WITH YOUR DOG

on July 3, 2021

There’s no reason your dog can’t enjoy the water. Here’s four keys to boating with your dog. The first thing you should do before boating with your dog is to get him a canine life jacket. You can find doggie life jackets at most boating stores and pet shops. When you are buying a life jacket for your dog, make sure it fits. Even though most dogs can swim, high seas or fatigue can cause […]


CHOOSING A MARINE SURVEYOR

on June 26, 2021

Choosing the right marine surveyor is important. Remember, you have a stake in this too. As such, attending the survey is a must and you’ll learn a lot about your potential new boat. Know Where To Look When Choosing A Marine Surveyor The same way you wouldn’t hire a plumber to rewire your house; the same goes for surveyors. Choosing the right marine surveyor or a specialist is a matter of knowing where to look. […]


BEST BOATS FOR BEGINNERS

on June 19, 2021

Choosing the best boat Choosing the best boats for beginners, is where everyone starts. But one theme should be in your mind: keep it simple. This means different things to different people. It’s important that when choosing the best boat for beginners, a beginning boater doesn’t get in deeper than he is ready for. An example, say you start with a large boat. You will need to learn how to operate complex propulsion and electrical […]


ANCHORING YOUR BOAT

on June 12, 2021

Anchoring your boat, seems simple right? I can’t tell you how many cases over the years arise from not anchoring your boat properly. Anchoring a boat is a basic skill that every boater needs to know. Understanding how to set the anchor and retrieve an anchor is critical—an anchor can hold your boat in place in a secluded cove for a few hours of swimming or an overnight stay. An anchor is also a piece of […]


COOKING THAT CATCH

on June 5, 2021

Anyone can catch some fish, and once you’ve got the catching part down, it is important to know that cooking that catch the right way can make it a great meal. BASIC WAYS FOR COOKING THAT CATCH Step 1: Draining the fish. The first step in cooking that catch is to eliminate any suffering for the fish and prevent spoilage of the meat. The fish must be bonked and drained as soon as possible after […]