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If you love sailing on the giant ships of today you may want to consider not reading this article. No, it’s not about sickness spreading throughout the ship or the overstuffed toilets, which often accompanies these voyages. Nor is it about passengers jumping overboard...

July 29, 2019

The Long Island north shore extends approximately 90 miles from Great Neck to Orient Point.  It has some of the best bays in the northeast that offer protection from the weather as well as all kinds of amenities, entertainment and relaxation.  This publication covered...

July 29, 2019

Our sails are the engines of our boats and deserve to be treated with respect. Properly cared for, Dacron sails will last a long, long time. I’m still using the original sails on my Matilda 20, Ternabout.
The UV rays from sunlight are the enemy of Dacron. We can’t keep...

July 29, 2019

Overshadowed in history by the American Revolution and the Civil war, the war of 1812 is none the less an important part of the history of the United States. A part of that history may have recently been discovered in the Patuxent River, undisturbed for almost 200 year...

Well, as I sit down to write this, I’m looking at the Atlantic Basin Seasonal Hurricane forecast for 2019 out of Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and there’s a storm that developed over Georgia that moved into the Gulf on July 11, 2019, a...

July 29, 2019

When we think about aquaculture, most of us associate it with the waterfront fish farming industry we’ve been hearing so much about lately. It’s that and more – it also includes the breeding, rearing and harvesting of plants and animals in water environments. The defin...

July 29, 2019

Finally the boat was launched and after a few more items I was able to test run her and make sure all was well before we took her back home. There was a decent amount of engine work that was done over the winter, and before I set off for the far horizons I wanted to ma...

July 29, 2019

For many of us, there’s no happier place than on a boat and that attraction is what drives the boating industry.  But for some, it's just not feasible to buy a new boat because the premium for the pristine condition is often a trade-off between a larger used boat and a...

July 29, 2019

When the perfectly calm day sneaks up on you while you are day-dreaming and turns into a snarly, life-stealing beast, all your training rushes to the front of the “screen.”  But sometimes, all your skill isn’t going to get you home.  And sometimes the boat itself is wh...

July 29, 2019

It is a mistake that there is no bath that will cure people’s manners, but drowning would help.  
-Mark Twain

I grew up along the New Jersey Shore, called Charleston, South Carolina home for 21 years, and am in my 8th year now in South Florida. I trust I need not expo...

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