Monday, January 22, 2018

Plotting a Course for Dinner

Plotting a Course for Dinner

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey, skipper. Do you find your spouse or significant other is sometimes less passionate about boating than you are? In the early days of our marriage, after I had built a sailboat, Meg’s enthusiasm for cruising diminished like an outgoing tide. It wasn’t that she was inept — my first mate is a pretty savvy […]

Towing with the Flow

Towing with the Flow

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. No one wants to have a towboat operator come for their vessel, but everyone is happy to see that towboat heading towards them when they need one. I met with such a two-phased tow operator recently. Captain Jim Reynolds, owner of Towing and Marine Service of Bay Shore (part of the nationwide TowBoatU.S.), has […]

Keeper of Clean Waters

Keeper of Clean Waters

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.   While we’re out boating, the sad reality is that we often spot trash. You scoop it out, but you wonder how dirty water affects everything — boating, marine creatures, and safe drinking levels. Marc Yaggi and the Waterkeeper Alliance think about that as well, as they work to protect our precious water resources […]

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. […]

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 Keep it Secret!  Share Your Boating Day for Safety’s Sake

Don’t Keep it Secret! Share Your Boating Day for Safety’s Sake

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Can you keep a secret? When it comes to boating, you don’t need to blab to everyone, but it is vital to tell someone what you’ll be doing, where you’ll be going, and about how long you’ll be gone. The disclosure, known formally as a float plan, is actually a pretty simple way to ensure […]

Slipping into Boating Fun

Slipping into Boating Fun

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Technology has long been a part of boating; vessel designs have evolved to make them more efficient and safer, utilizing advanced motors that go faster. Communication devices bring boaters knowledge and assist in emergencies. So it made sense for Keith Cooper to turn to technology to help solve what he saw as a problem: a […]

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