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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 […]

Unscrambler

Unscrambler

July 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

      Answer key: 1. SURINES is SUNRISE 2. NUELASSSGS is SUNGLASSES 3. SESRUCNEN is SUNSCREEN 4. NEDUSA is SUNDAE 5. RFSWNOEUL is SUNFLOWER 6. HNULISTG is SUNLIGHT 7. UNRSUNB is SUNBURN 8. SNUKNE is SUNKEN 9. ETUNSS is SUNSET

Fun Sun Facts

Fun Sun Facts

July 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. We see the sun (almost) every day, and enjoy its warmth in the summer. But we bet there are some things about the sun you didn’t know — until now. What is the sun? The sun is a star. It’s the closest star to earth. Why does the sun glow? The sun is made […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

July 13, 2015 by · 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 […]

Shopping for Swimsuits

Shopping for Swimsuits

July 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. As our thoughts these days are often on boats, boardwalks, and beaches, it’s natural to think about bathing suits as well. While sunshine and surf go hand in hand with swimsuits for many, others clench their fists at the mere mention of buying a new bathing suit (frankly, shopping for swimsuits doesn’t rank too […]

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

Dogs Need Sunscreen, Too

July 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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 […]

Seafaring Summer Salads

Seafaring Summer Salads

July 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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. […]

Kids Aboard

Kids Aboard

July 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 instead […]

Boys in the Boat:  On Abandonment and Togetherness

Boys in the Boat: On Abandonment and Togetherness

July 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. 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 […]

Storm Planning and Procedures

Storm Planning and Procedures

July 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  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 […]

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