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June 3, 2020

After a winter of (as this is written in mid-February) rather blah weather overall, it’s time again to start thinking about getting your boat in the water.
Here’s a look at some of the gear you’ll want to consider that’s hit the shelves and market since last season.
Bu...

December 31, 2018

Back in late 2014 and early 2015, in my Ask Capt. Gary column, I briefly mentioned that my buddy, Capt. Ed Densieski, and I, had decided to build a sail scalloper. “Why?” some of you asked. Well, we wanted to prove that catching scallops by sail was still viable — that...

June 26, 2018

Making a Swim Platform and Replacing a Trim Tab Actuator

Nobody asked, but I’m going to tell you anyway.
Here are two fairly simple projects. One was necessitated by a trim tab that crapped out, the other by a swim platform that was in falling-apart-to-unsightly-to-un...

May 30, 2018

The Fourth of July falls on Wednesday in 2018. Accuweather is predicting a dry and not-unduly-warm July, weather.com is calling for an average July (80-degree temps, and dry) and  my fav - darksky.net is predicting mid-70s and clear for the Fourth. I guess we’ll find o...

May 24, 2017

There’s nothing that drives me crazier than listen to people who apparently

haven’t a clue use their boat’s VHF for everything but what it was meant for— this includes babysitting; I simply love hearing a drooler jamming up Channel 16.
There is protocol to follow when u...

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