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From The Editor

Editor’s Letter

January 28, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The day dawns clear and warm. There’s nothing pressing on your agenda. So what are you doing with a day like this? Going boating, of course! I can relate because I also go boating every chance that I can. Though I usually have a different destination each time, there’s just one reason for being out on the water: relaxation. Life gets stressful, but boaters recognize that the remedy for whatever ails us is water; we gladly leave our stressors along the shore. Though our cares and concerns will be there when we get back, odds are they may seem a lot more manageable (or meaningless) after a restful... [Read the full story]

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Readers Page

January 14, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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Features

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

July 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

I recently upgraded some of the electronics on the boat and started to notice voltage issues when all the equipment was turned on. Looking at the bird’s nest of wiring that I’ve been creating as I’ve added additional equipment over the past two decades, I thought the best thing to do was to remove all previously installed wiring and start fresh. I disconnected all positive and negative wires from each piece of equipment and then removed each piece from the bridge cabinet, clearing the way to rewire each piece of equipment. While doing this, I discovered that most of the wires were connected... [Read the full story]

Classified

Classified

January 14, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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Marina 411

Marina 411

January 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Name 5th Street Marina Bayshore Landing Marina Crandon Park Marina Address & Phone 341 NW South River DrMiami FL305-324-2040 2560 S Bayshore DrCoconut Grove, FL305-854-7997 4000 Crandon Blvd KeyBiscayne, FL305-361-1281 Website 5thstmarina.com bayshorelanding.com miamidade.gov Monitors VHF Channel N/A 16 16, 68 Total Slips N/A 100 210 Transient Slips Yes Yes Yes Transient Space Fee $3/ft $3/per foot $2/ft Low Water Depth 13’ 6’ 6’ Electrical (Amps) 50, 100, 200 30, 50, Twin 50 30 Moorings No No Yes Travelift Yes No No Gas N/A No-only by appt w/ truck Yes Diesel N/A No-only... [Read the full story]

Navtool

Routes to Oleta River State Park

May 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to Boating Times Miami’s NAVTOOL. Click on the title above to access the routes. Then scroll down and click on the harbor below where you keep your boat to view a waypoint by waypoint route to this destination. You can zoom in for greater detail and download the route to your GPS by clicking the download button. Boca Raton Boynton Beach Hillsboro Beach Lake Worth Port Everglades Miami  Read More →

Features

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

I recently upgraded some of the electronics on the boat and started to notice voltage issues when all the equipment was turned on. Looking at the bird’s nest of wiring that I’ve been creating as I’ve added additional equipment over the past two decades, I thought the best thing to do was to remove all previously installed wiring and start fresh. I... Read more of this article


Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

. Dogs love to sunbathe during the warm summer months, lying on their backs, soaking in the sun, with their feet up in the air. Despite their furry appearance, dogs are at risk of sunburn and skin damage from prolonged sun exposure, just like humans. And just like humans, they should wear sunscreen, says veterinarian Merry Fitzgerald of Lake Grove... Read more of this article


Seafaring Summer Salads

Seafaring Summer Salads

Nothing is more welcoming on a sweltering summer day than a chilled salad. Instead of using leafy greens as the key ingredient, how about cool and inviting dishes centered on farm-fresh produce like crisp cucumbers, colorful sweet peppers, ripe tomatoes, and aromatic herbs? These delightful salads travel well and are a breeze to serve aboard. With... Read more of this article


Kids Aboard

Kids Aboard

Boating is a family-friendly activity. While it’s exciting to spend quality time together with all family members, boating with little ones can be quite daunting.  Images of kids wailing about boredom and falling overboard flit through parents’ minds, playing out like two alternating horror movies stuck on repeat. Click off those images and watch... Read more of this article


Boys in the Boat:  On Abandonment and Togetherness

Boys in the Boat: On Abandonment and Togetherness

. I confess: I don’t like business trips because I have to sleep in hotel rooms.  Something about being alone makes me…well, lonely.  But until I read Daniel James Brown’s terrific book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, I don’t think I understood the true meaning of “lonely.” Imagine... Read more of this article


Storm Planning and Procedures

Storm Planning and Procedures

  No matter the prediction for this hurricane season, all it takes is one powerful storm to destroy property and jeopardize lives. Start preparing while the sun is shining — follow our checklist and protect your valued vessel (and/or your investment). You’ll be prepared with time to spare, because once a storm looms, you want to focus on your... Read more of this article


Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

Don’t Let Your Boat Get Away!

Do you know how to tie up your boat to a dock? Surprisingly, many skippers don’t. BoatUS says more accidents, including sinkings, hull damage to one’s vessel or a neighbor’s, and damage to marina property, happen not when you are under way but when you didn’t adequately make your boat fast to your slip prior to going home. Making fast to a... Read more of this article


Boat Sober, Save Lives

Boat Sober, Save Lives

  Once we’re out on the water, our ear-locked shoulders relax and our oxygen levels become invigorated. Yet time spent boating could become more carefree if we were confident that other vessel operators were sober. Inebriation is the chief contributing factor in boating fatalities, but public service announcements and safety-conscious articles... Read more of this article


Present and Ready. Safety, Skill, and Satisfaction through Mindfulness

Present and Ready. Safety, Skill, and Satisfaction through Mindfulness

. Earlier this year, a photo of a sailor went viral on the web. While he’s seen glued to his cell phone, he’s missing a humpback whale that’s breaching right in front of his boat.  The photo, captioned, “A sign of the times,” makes an important social commentary — we rarely pay attention to what’s around us at the present moment. Living... Read more of this article


Living the Dream

Living the Dream

The 60-foot catamaran Impossible Dream sits high in the water with sloping curves and an expansive deck. Owned by philanthropist and paraplegic Deborah Mellen, the carbon-fiber vessel is one of the most accessible boats in the world — it’s designed to be fully operational by someone in a wheelchair. “And she goes,” says Mellen, recalling a... Read more of this article


Man Overboard!

Man Overboard!

One of the most frightening cries heard on a boat is “Man overboard.” Falling into the drink can be brutally unpredictable and sudden; the lack of a quick rescue response can result in death. Grim U.S. Coast Guard statistics over the years reveal that the majority of Man Overboard (MOB) incidents happen to people of both genders on open motorboats... Read more of this article


Preventing Melanoma

Preventing Melanoma

. Almost five million people are treated for skin cancer annually in the U.S. The American Cancer Society states that one person dies of melanoma, an ominous form of skin cancer, about every hour. The annual cost for treatment of melanoma is over $3 billion. The good news in these grim statistics is that many occurrences of melanoma can be prevented... Read more of this article


Working Hard: Florida Youths Pursue Careers In The Marine Industry

Working Hard: Florida Youths Pursue Careers In The Marine Industry

  Imagine a job that allows you to work on the water, follow your dreams, and earn a respectable salary while you’re at it. More young men and women throughout Florida are finding that working as a marine mechanic may be the road to a fulfilling career and financial stability. The industry is booming in South Florida. Miami-Dade and Broward... Read more of this article


Picking the Proper Sunglasses

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

As soon as the weather warms, boaters and beachgoers search for summer sunglasses. They will stop at the department store counter and try on several pairs, look for the best bargains at the flea market, model a few styles while looking at tee shirts in a shop by the shore, and perhaps end up buying a drug store brand while waiting to fill a prescription. As... Read more of this article


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