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Tuck Away That Tummy!

Tuck Away That Tummy!

December 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean we’re not all frustrated by our over-40 tummies. Diet and exercise don’t seem to help much, and liposuction is so drastic. Instead, try these tips for dressing to conceal a bothersome belly: Start with shapewear. If you’ve resisted trying shapewear because you think it will feel […]

Kids Unscramble

December 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                        1. eiatPrs is pirates 2. iphS is ship 3. ydiBahtr is birthday 4. Pyatr is Party 5. ltNaaciu is nauticaL. 6. accekspu is cupcakeS. 7. caek is cake 8. reoidosntac is decorations 9. osttaot is tattoos 10. islfgdho is goldfish

Launch a Nautical Birthday Party

December 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Searching for a birthday party theme? Want one that isn’t the same as everybody else’s party plan? How about a nautical-themed birthday party? Boatloads of decorating ideas and activities abound, making a nautical party one to remember. Search popular parent and party-planning sites and you’ll find plenty of ideas for a nautical party. Some sites […]

A Fish Can Fly?

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You know that airplanes and birds fly, but did you know there is a species of fish that can fly? In the book called The Amazing World of Flyingfish by Steve N.G. Howell, readers learn about flyingfish — what they are, how they fly, what they look like, and where to see one. If you […]

Minimize Your Boat’s Carbon Footprint

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In case you think you only have a carbon footprint if you walk, drive, or are otherwise crossing on (or over) land, think again.  Carbon footprints measure the effects on the climate in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, so a boat may impact the planet as much as a jet liner flying […]

Be Wary of Overconfidence

Be Wary of Overconfidence

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Three well-publicized boating disasters have serious implications for every recreational power or sail skipper who ventures out to sea even on sunny, calm summer days. In October of 2012, HMS Bounty succumbed to raging seas tossed up by Hurricane Sandy and sank with the loss of two, including the captain.Five people on a charter fishing […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Flushing out your outboard engine is a great way to extend the engine’s life.  Flushing the engine with fresh water is as simple as attaching a garden hose to a flush-out kit, slipping the kit onto the lower unit where the water pickup is located, turning on the water, and starting the engine (keep the […]

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: Boat Safely with Autistic Children

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: Boat Safely with Autistic Children

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

All boating parents focus on keeping their kids safe, but for families with children on the autism spectrum, safeguarding them while aboard requires extra precautionary measures. Autism is defined by the American Autism Society of America as “a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life.” The result of a […]

Accident Avoidance

Accident Avoidance

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A recent BoatUS study on collisions at sea noted that most accidents happen for three reasons: (1) inattention (the U.S. Coast Guard calls that “situational awareness”), (2) blind spots (“failure to keep a good look-out” in USCG-speak), and (3) speed (which everyone recognizes as dangerous). Inattention may be failing to heed the weather. You go […]

Deterring Boat and Personal Watercraft Theft

Deterring Boat and Personal Watercraft Theft

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Trailered boats and personal watercraft (PWC) are designed to be mobile, so how do you protect yours from theft during the off-season? The best way to secure a portable possession is probably inside a guarded storage facility, but short of that, we suggest the following tips to make your trailer and boat/PWC less attractive — […]

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