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April 6, 2018

There are plenty of articles out there on installing new electronic gizmos and gadgets in our boats, but very few about the infrastructure those toys attach to. The fact is that many of our boats, especially the older ones, are a patchwork of wiring ill suited for new...

The historic Harlem Model Yacht Club (1855), Harlem Yacht Club (1869), and the third Harlem Yacht Club (1883) have cruised the waters of the Harlem River, East River, and the western Long Island Sound during the era of the Golden Age of Yachting.  This was the time of...

April 6, 2018

Last September there was one word that dominated life here in the Sunshine State: Irma. After roaring through the Caribbean, the hurricane caused historic damage and destruction in Florida. The Cat-4 storm flooded streets,  snapped construction cranes and left 5.8 mill...

April 6, 2018

Last fall I was crossing the Great South Bay when conditions gave me time to philosophize about the care I do or do not give my boat hulls. As I went to throttle up my 13 ft. Whaler which we use to ferry to and from Oak Island, I found that I could not get on plane eve...