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Boating Safety Tips

Jun 16, 2008
Before going out on our beautiful waterways, it is important to think about safety. Early in the season, water temperature is a key concern because the risk of hypothermia is high. Throughout the boating…

Boating With Children

Jun 29, 2008
Boating with children can be a rewarding experience and an adventure that will be fondly remembered by adults and children for years to come. Before taking children out boating, it is important to plan…

Boat Engine Thru Hull Opening and Closing– using a tool to open/close the thru hull

Nov 16, 2014
I am one of those boaters that always close all of my thru hulls when I leave my boat.  Why chance having a potential disaster happen.  The thru hull could fail or a hose could fail even if the hoses are…

Boating and Aging

Oct 08, 2013
As we age, boating tasks that used to be completed easily may become more difficult to accomplish. There may be physical limitations that prevent us from doing some of the required boat work items. Some…

Wish you had a better flashlight on your boat?

Apr 09, 2015
Are you looking for a great flashlight for boating, camping, fishing or to put in a vehicle or RV? The GoalZero Torch 250 Flashlight / Power Hub is not only a great flashlight but it can also power up…

Watching the 4th of July fireworks from our boat

Jul 08, 2015
Like many other boaters, we watched the 4th of July fireworks from our boat.  We had our friends out for a sail and had dinner on the boat on Friday July 3rd.  As we sat and waited for the fireworks to…

Boating Communication Systems Comparison

Aug 26, 2015
Boating Communication Systems: Have you ever wished there was a better way to communicate with each other or with multiple people while on your boat?  Having a good hands-free way to communicate while…

Sprung a LEAK!

Oct 31, 2016
Our first sail of the 2016 season was an "EXCITING" one! My wife, daughter and I went out with friends and their son back in May and were having a good time. My wife went down below to get something and…

New Product - Firefly Solar Lantern

Sep 09, 2017
Do you wish you had a solar light for your boat? If you're like most boaters, the answer to that question is YES!!!  I found a great new solar light called the Firefly Solar Lantern which can be used…