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Living the Dream

Living the Dream

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I wanted to anchor just uptide of a bridge, so my friend dropped the anchor as I powered in reverse to set the hook. Using a 4:1 ratio of line to depth — we played out 40 feet of line for the 10-foot depth. A short while later, we were frantically fending off the bridge […]

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Plastic waste in our waterways can be quite an eyesore. Bags and containers litter shorelines, clog streams and rivers, and form floating trash heaps in the middle of the ocean, imposing harmful effects on the environment and resulting in often deadly consequences to marine life. Additionally, there are lesser known and potentially more pervasive plastic […]

Safety is Priceless

Safety is Priceless

April 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Let’s talk about a great deal — a no-cost, no-risk way to have the equipment and personal protection gear on your watercraft checked to make sure it complies with all applicable standards. There’s no catch beyond taking a half-hour or so to interact with a knowledgeable inspector who’ll also freely share safety tips and suggestions. […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

February 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello, Miami! If you’re looking for fresh ways to have fun on your boat, this premiere issue of our unique publication is just what you want. Every issue of Boating Times Miami features interesting and fun places to go by boat; one day you can take in a Miami Heat game and then visit 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 […]