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Latest Boating Lifestyle Articles

  • Ladies Let’s Go Fishing! A Chat with The First Lady of Sportfishing

    Ladies Let’s Go Fishing! A Chat with The First Lady of Sportfishing

    Betty Bauman shares how she is dedicated to attracting more women to sportfishing, promoting conservation and responsible angling on boating podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all…Read More »
  • Cruising the Wild West Coast of Vancouver Island

    Cruising the Wild West Coast of Vancouver Island

    Pacific Northwest live aboard sailors experience sailing along the unspoiled side of Vancouver Island After a glorious summer cruising down through the Inside Passage in southeast Alaska and northern British Columbia, we decided to sail down the west coast of Vancouver Island before arriving in Canoe Cove, Sidney where we intended to hole up for the…Read More »
  • How to Install a New Shower Sump Pump on Your Boat

    How to Install a New Shower Sump Pump on Your Boat

    A step-by-step installation of a shower sump pump replacement project on a boat [FULL VIDEO] Last time I discussed some basic ideas on planning your winter maintenance chores and conducting a walk around inspection of your boat when you first visit her after she has been hauled and blocked. In this article, I will get…Read More »
  • Spring Prep on the Skipjack Claud W. Somers

    Spring Prep on the Skipjack Claud W. Somers

    Maintaining the rigging on a national historic landmark is hard work – but worth it! The Claud W. Somers is a member of the Chesapeake Bay’s historic skipjack fleet, a dwindling number of old wooden oyster boats numbering a mere 24 hulls still sailing. The majority of these are owned by non-profits, with less than…Read More »
  • Winter Boat Maintenance: Hull Inspections in the Boatyard

    Winter Boat Maintenance: Hull Inspections in the Boatyard

    Winter is a good time to do a thorough walk-around inspection of your boat’s hull, bottom and appendages for maintenance, repair or attention Since I have owned Bay Poet, a Hunter 410 sloop, I have always had her hauled out during the winter. In addition to the crewed charters that I offer, my boat is also…Read More »
  • Innovation at Home and Overseas – Boating Around the Globe with Barry Slade of Regal Marine

    Innovation at Home and Overseas – Boating Around the Globe with Barry Slade of Regal Marine

    Regal’s Barry Slade shares his thoughts on boat innovation and trends in the boating podcast Anchors Aweigh Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come away…Read More »
  • Flotillas Cruises – Skippers, Crew, and Just Plain Folk

    Flotillas Cruises – Skippers, Crew, and Just Plain Folk

    Coordinating captain, trip leader, skipper and crew activities for a smooth sailing flotilla cruise In my introductory article on flotillas, I discussed the potential benefits of flotilla cruises and some of the high-level planning issues – bow to stern. Flotillas – cruising with more than one boat – can be a great way to explore a…Read More »
  • Wintering Aboard in the Boatyard: Our Experience in Canoe Cove Marina, Canada

    Wintering Aboard in the Boatyard: Our Experience in Canoe Cove Marina, Canada

    Pacific Northwest live aboard sailors share their experiences spending the winter in the boatyard at Canoe Cove Marina in Southern Vancouver Island We began our trans-Pacific voyage on board our 45ft sailboat Distant Drummer back in June 2015. A year and 10,000NM later we arrived in Sitka, Alaska after a memorable voyage through French Polynesia and…Read More »
  • Marine Weather Prediction and Assessment

    Marine Weather Prediction and Assessment

    Sometimes decent vision and a few functioning brain cells are all you need. For sailors and power boaters alike, understanding marine weather conditions is vital to your safety on the water. You need to be able to assess changing weather patterns and adapt float plans accordingly. When it comes to predicting conditions for boaters, there are a…Read More »
  • Propelling the Industry Forward – John Giglio on Making Boating More Accessible and Fun!

    Propelling the Industry Forward – John Giglio on Making Boating More Accessible and Fun!

    Freedom Boat Club’s president and CEO shares how his company is charting a new course for recreational boaters on Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters…Read More »