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Bye, School Bus! Hello, Boat!

Bye, School Bus! Hello, Boat!

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Once kids head off to school, many parents return to the office and household routines that were disrupted all summer. However, more than a few moms and dads tell us that they delay the inevitable and postpone weekday schedules for a while longer. We asked a simple question, “Do you boat while the kids are […]

Frost Boss

Frost Boss

August 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Frost Boss Can Chiller chills canned beverage to 38 degrees in two minutes, so you’ll be refreshed on even the hottest days! It’s portable and battery-operated, so it can go from boat to beach all summer, and take part in tailgates, too.  $29.99 www.pangeabrands.com

Donn’s Solar Boat Products

Donn’s Solar Boat Products

August 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Donn’s Boat Shop, Inc. specializes in solar energy solutions to handle every boat’s electrical requirements.  Donn’s solar systems provide the current to power required DC systems and by integrating an inverter into the system, creates all the AC current necessary to power the boat’s electrical system while being charged by the sun via solar panels. […]

Fair Lead

Fair Lead

August 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If your dog loves the water you know what salt water can do to a traditional leather color.  Well, The Fair Lead has the solution! All Fair Lead collars and leashes are made of marine grade traditional 3 strand rope or double braid. Not only are they stylish, they are hard wearing, and won’t deteriorate […]

Tideminders

Tideminders

August 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Tideminders offers a simple solution when tying up to a stationary dock.  Rather than tying stationary lines and worrying about the tide creating too much or not enough tension when at dock, Tideminders uses a series of 9 high quality plastic balls that are threaded through the dock  line and then placed around the bulk […]

Hydrobike USA

Hydrobike USA

August 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The exercise of a bike ride combined with the adventure of kayaking has been combined to form the Hydrobike ($1,599). Allowing you to sit upright and steer with a simple handle bar-rudder system, the Hydrobike replaces the same old bike trails with hundreds of miles of harbors, bays and creeks. Engineered by a professional canoe […]

Siren Marine

Siren Marine

August 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Being able to monitor your boat’s vital signs and location in between answering emails and sending text messages certainly puts the smart back into smart phones. Siren Sprite ($599.00) allows you to monitor your vessels bilge water and battery levels, engine temperature and using GPS technology, its location. Venture into town worry free with your […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

July 15, 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 […]

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tell me a book is a boat-filled adventure, a mystery, or a romantic tale, and I’ll start reading. Find me a good story that combines all three, plus a dog, and I’ll be recommending the book to others. Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis is the first of what the author promises will be the “Storm Ketchum […]

Water Soothes the Soul

Water Soothes the Soul

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Many of us enjoy living near or visiting the water. The soothing power of rhythmic tides eases the daily tensions of life, as does hearing repetitious waves and the sound of flowing water. And there’s no denying the therapeutic benefits of water even while quietly drifting along on a paddleboard. Fortunately, for those living with […]

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