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Editor’s Letter

January 28, 2017 by · 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 […]

Boat Sober, Save Lives

Boat Sober, Save Lives

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  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 don’t seem to get […]

Where Have All The Manners Gone?

Where Have All The Manners Gone?

March 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I don’t get mad if I’ve shopped for lunch with friends on the boat only to have Mother Nature cancel my plans with all day thunderstorms. But I do get steamed after filling the boat with provisions for 10 people, only to have each and every one cancel at the last minute. And when friends […]

Blending Boating & Business

Blending Boating & Business

March 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Plenty of boaters take refuge on the water with family and friends, leaving stress behind on the shore. However, some share their boats with clients, co-workers or even bosses as they build strong workplace relationships or create new moneymaking opportunities. We asked readers about their business entertaining experiences, and asked social pros for their takes […]

OOPS!

OOPS!

March 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. We’ve all been there. Something happens, and everyone onboard or on the dock laughs. Everyone, that is, but you! It may take you a few years to find the humor in a mishap or a misstep, but now you can tell the story and smile. I asked our readers if they had any chuckle-worthy […]

Boaters Behaving Badly

Boaters Behaving Badly

March 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Plenty of people seem to shed their inhibitions at the dock. Maybe it’s the relaxing, social nature of a day spent boating, or perhaps it’s the charge of the water’s atoms. Then again, it could be that spending time in the snug-ish quarters of the average boat magnifies rude behavior because we can’t escape […]

What Did You Say?

What Did You Say?

March 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Boaters are a sociable bunch, but when people get together, there’s always a chance that someone will say something that’s better left unsaid. Seven boaters shared their “Whoops!” “Oops!” or “Oh, no, you didn’t!” stories; some will make you laugh in gratitude that these gaffes didn’t come your way, others may remind you of […]

Unease at Sea

Unease at Sea

February 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Face it. We’ve all been in exceedingly awkward situations, embarrassed or uncomfortable with someone or something. Our first reaction is to flee as fast as we can, but that won’t work when we’re embarrassed on a boat far from the shore! I asked readers to share instances in which they felt ill at ease, […]

What the What?

What the What?

February 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Rude is rude, on the land or at sea.  The fact is, bad-mannered people go boating, and we can’t always avoid them.  But according to the stories told by our readers, we can scoff at them! Fran invited a couple from the neighborhood to go boating. “We’d actually become friendly while walking our dogs, […]

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 […]

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