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Rockets Red Glare! A Guide To Enjoying Fireworks On The Water

June 25, 2012

About the only way to make a Fourth of July fireworks display even more spectacular is to watch it from your boat. Not only do you get to enjoy the relatively cooler temperatures as the evening sets in, you essentially get double the show because of the reflections off the surface of the water. If this is your first time to venture out on the water at night, let’s just say it will be tough to spend an Independence Day on terra firma ever again. Sure, it takes a little planning to get ready...    Read More ]

7 Golden Rules For Being A Good Marina Neighbor

June 25, 2012

Being a good marina neighbor basically comes down to doing for them what you would have them do for you. That’s right…it’s the Golden Rule. Be gracious, be helpful, be generous, and be considerate. But you knew that already. It’s the others who might need a helping hand, right? Here are some pointers to help guide you in building a great relationship with the folks in your surrounding marina slips and in the process set a good example for everyone else. SLOW DOWN It’s...    Read More ]

Stuck In The Muck? Here’s What To Do When You Run Aground

June 19, 2012

It’s not if…it’s when. No matter how prepared you are, no matter how alert you are, no matter what your chart plotter/sonar/depth gauge says, one of these days, you’re going to come to an abrupt stop against your will. And if it hasn’t happened yet, you just wait. But it doesn’t have to be the end of your boating day. And if you follow these steps, you can limit the damage done and the time it takes to free your vessel from its embarrassing perch. EVALUATE We’re...    Read More ]

Join The Party! A Guide To Boat Raft-Ups

June 6, 2012

At one time or another, you’ve probably seen a group of boats banded together in a floating, fun-loving, makeshift community.  And when you see everyone swimming, grilling, laughing, dancing and generally having a great time, you might just ask yourself: How can I join the party? Raft-ups are great way to enjoy spending time with friends, family and, occasionally, complete strangers. As with any worthwhile endeavor, however, there are both time-honored traditions and unwritten rules one...    Read More ]