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April 19, 2017

Repowering

There comes a point in every boat owners life when it becomes apparent that the old girl — your boat that is — ain’t got the get up and go she once had, and is, in fact, taking much too literally the adage about holes in the water and money. Freshwater cooled...

April 19, 2017

Anyone who spends time on the water, in any habitat, ranging from the open Atlantic, to a small pond knows that “Murphy’s Law” is usually part of the equation, especially the part of that often quoted saying:  “Nothing is as easy as it looks, everything takes longer th...

April 19, 2017

Boaters looking to cruise to the perfect beach town destination should consider heading to the southern tip of New Jersey and docking in Cape May. This small coastal city has long been called “The Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort”.   Spending a few days or longer here o...

April 19, 2017

With much anticipation, the full moon of April brings our angler out of hibernation.  Waiting all winter for this moon, he eagerly sets out in search of the season’s first striped bass.  With the big, bright moon slowly rising in the eastern horizon, the tide will star...

April 19, 2017

Well, it’s time to pull the wraps off the boats and get everything ship-shape for another boating season. For many, that also means it’s time to replace, upgrade, beautify and otherwise spend money on the holes in the water we call our boats.

There have been some change...

April 19, 2017

Homing pigeons launched from sailing ships, may have first come into more common use by Egyptian and Greek navigators. The avian messengers were used to announce a vessel’s approach; they frequently arrived up to 3 days before the ship made port. During the 1300s, the...

April 19, 2017

Some of the most interesting, yet difficult, cases I’m approached with involve boat wakes. I sometimes tend to compare them to car accidents in which one vehicle doesn’t actually touch the other, yet causes it to crash. I realize the analogy is somewhat flawed unless w...

April 19, 2017

Under the light of an early summer full moon, we were Scuba diving along New Haven’s breakwater. As we examined marine life with our dive lights, we were suddenly surrounded by a school of longfin squid that seemed to glide effortlessly past us. Occasionally, the males...

April 19, 2017

1. Did you know that seas are smaller than oceans? A sea can be part of one of the four oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic). The Caribbean Sea of North America for instance, is in the Atlantic. Other seas such as the Caspian Sea in Asia are surrounded by land...

April 19, 2017

On a late November morning, Florida Tech marine biologist Robert van Woesik and several of his students are aboard a 25-foot dive boat, speeding several miles east of Key Largo to the site of an underwater coral nursery.

Wrapped tightly in wet suits, they wriggle into w...

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