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September 28, 2016

John Rybovich came to Ellis Island from what we now call Yugoslavia in 1910. An experienced carpenter, he heard about Florida, the warmer part of the country where the rich went in the winter. He thought he could make a living building houses in Palm Beach, but a trip...

September 28, 2016

As I write this, August is winding down and though there are good boating days still ahead we all know the balmy breezes will end.  Time to think “Boat Shows.”

For the ‘’tried and true” boater there is always a better boat and many pursue that idea with a passion. For f...

September 28, 2016

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service will be highlighted. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard follow in the fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels and saviors of the s...

September 28, 2016

It’s October and everyone is back into the routine of work, school and all other non-boating activities. Hopefully everyone made some great memories with family and friends out fishing, sailing, cruising or taking that much-awaited vacation somewhere fun.

Being back in...

September 28, 2016

Cruising to Essex on the Connecticut River should be an extended weekend destination for any boater.  Here you can be active with fun things to do or just sit around the pool and relax.   Essex is a small colonial era river front village.  Its main street is lined with...

September 28, 2016

Feeling lucky? Pompano Beach, Fla. officials sure are. They’re betting a recently sunken former New York City tanker will become a scuba diving hot spot as well as providing a much needed boost to south Florida’s fragile coral reefs.

Formerly known as Newtown Creek, the...

September 28, 2016

Rot in wood comes primarily from fresh water intrusion, absence of light, warmth, and lack of fresh air circulation. Mold spores get in with the water, usually rain water through a crack, crevice, or poorly bedded screw hole that penetrates the wood.

Once the mold has f...

September 28, 2016

Your canvas - or the petrochemical man-made blends that pass for canvas today - spends its entire life in the sun, weather, salt, etc., rarely getting a break. And since todays wonder fabrics aren’t exactly inexpensive, it behooves you to take a lot better care of it t...

September 28, 2016

We have been using the boat a fair amount this summer, and I have been getting familiar with the new electronics. I probably don’t use half of the functions that it has, but I am still learning. The problem is, at twenty-two knots a lot can happen while looking at a di...

September 28, 2016

Needless to say I get a bunch of questions about winterizing and over the years I’ve gone in-depth with a lot of these, but here’s a short version as we get ready for putting the boats up on the hard. 

Fuel Storage.

Questions about E-10/E-15 are still popping up, as is t...

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