on October 1, 2023

Boating in October presents some unique risks and challenges compared to other times of the year, primarily due to changing weather conditions and water temperature. It’s important to be aware of these risks and take appropriate precautions to ensure a safe boating experience. Here are some of the key boating risks that can arise in October: To minimize these risks, it’s essential to stay informed about local conditions, follow safety guidelines, and be prepared for […]

Marine Surveying

on September 23, 2023

Marine surveying is a critical step in the boat-buying process. It helps ensure you make an informed and safe purchase. A marine survey is essentially an inspection of the boat’s condition, structure, and systems by a qualified marine surveyor. Key steps and considerations for conducting a marine survey: Post Survey Negotiate and Finalize: Remember that the marine surveyor works for you, the buyer, and their expertise can help you make an informed decision when buying […]

Fall in Florida

on September 18, 2023

Fall in Florida is quite different from fall in many other parts of the United States. Florida is known for its warm and tropical climate, which means that the transition from summer to fall is not as pronounced as in northern states. Here are some characteristics of fall in Florida: In summary, fall in Florida is characterized by milder temperatures, lower humidity, and fewer rain showers compared to the summer months. While it may not […]

September 11

on September 10, 2023

On the twenty second anniversary of September 11, 2001, we must remember the effects of that fateful day. As a nation we continue to honor the victims of 9/11 and the ultimate sacrifice of so many service men and women in the wars since.    Sept. 11 is a day to reflect on the pain we have sustained as a nation, and to honor the victims who came from all walks of life. NYPD Officer […]


on September 4, 2023

When you boat anywhere down the East Coast or the along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s not a matter of if you get a hurricane, it’s a matter of when. The hard reality is out there, there are some things to keep in mind that can help you keep yourself safe and protect your property. Stay Informed One of the reasons people get into boating is to get away from the bustle […]

Minimizing Propeller Injury

on August 26, 2023

Every season, you hear about incidents where people suffer some kind of propeller injury because they fail to minimize the propeller injury risk.. These almost always can be prevented. To begin with, exercise some common sense people!!!! Here are some simple steps to help. Simple Steps to Minimize Propeller Injury – Personally look at the area around your boat’s propeller before starting the engine. Don’t count on others —see for yourself. – Before you set […]

Lean, List & Heal

on August 20, 2023

Lean , list and heal. Three words that to a boater can spell a really bad day. I’m often approached with questions concerning lean and list and heal.  A boat not riding on its lines is dangerous, and very uncomfortable, not to mention its maneuverability is curtailed.  Here are some reasons for list and some things you can do to alleviate the problem. WeightIf your boat lists at rest, there is too much weight on […]


on August 13, 2023

In order to avoid capsizing, you need to understand what causes vessels to capsize. What causes boats to capsize? In a word, instability. Boats are inherently stable until something causes them to become unstable. And that something is weight — where it is and how much it is determines when a boat will tip over far enough to capsize or fill with water. A capsize is defined as a boat rolling over onto its side […]

Coast Guard

on August 6, 2023

Each year on Aug. 4 Coast Guard Day is held to recognize and honor the efforts of The United States Coast Guard. This celebration is considered an “internal” event for active and reserve Guard members, plus their civilian employees and retirees and members of the Auxiliary. The Coast Guard is a branch of a country’s military or a separate agency responsible for maritime security, search and rescue operations, and the enforcement of maritime laws. Values The values of the Coast Guard […]


on July 30, 2023

Boating at night can be an enjoyable and unique experience. Boating at night also requires extra caution and preparation due to reduced visibility and potential hazards. Some essential tips for safe boating at night include: Slow Down Reduce your speed, especially if you are not familiar with the area or the waterway’s navigation features. Reduced visibility can make it difficult to spot obstacles in time. Navigation Lights Ensure your boat’s navigation lights are working correctly […]