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  • Boating Industry Experts Talk Boat Life in New Boating Podcast

    Boating Industry Experts Talk Boat Life in New Boating Podcast

    Industry Leaders and Experts Discuss All Things Boating in New Anchors Aweigh Boating Podcast, Spotlighting Recreational Boating and Share Access Options Anchors Aweigh, a podcast for aspiring through experienced boaters, has recently launched and is available to listeners via iTunes and Google subscription. Anchors Aweigh features in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders who…Read More »
  • CAPCA Tours the MITAGS Ship Simulator

    CAPCA Tours the MITAGS Ship Simulator

    Professional boat captains experience handling of mega-ships with virtual simulator facility at Marine Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies [Video] As a licensed Captain, I have chosen to join the Chesapeake Area Professional Captain’s Association (CAPCA). Part of CAPCA’s mission is promoting the professional development of our members. Towards that end, there are courses, seminars, and…Read More »
  • Dock Space? There’s a Boating App for That!

    Dock Space? There’s a Boating App for That!

    Dockwa’s sales leader Dan DeGeorge talks technology in boating and how his mobile app is changing the way boaters can reserve transient slips [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 »
  • How to Prep and Bottom Paint Your Boat

    How to Prep and Bottom Paint Your Boat

    A step-by-step process for sanding, prepping and bottom painting your boat [VIDEO] Bottom paint (also known as antifouling paint) helps protect your boat from barnacles, weeds and other aquatic organisms from attaching to the underwater portion of your boat’s hull. If you leave your boat in the water all season, you need bottom paint. One of the…Read More »
  • How to Replace Sacrificial Zinc Anodes on Your Boat

    How to Replace Sacrificial Zinc Anodes on Your Boat

    Installing sacrificial zincs – and replacing them every year – helps prevent galvanic corrosion on vital metal parts on your boat Does your propeller have sacrificial zincs on it? It is almost certain that the prop shaft does. Zincs protect the important metal parts of your boat from being dissolved by electrolysis. It’s important to…Read More »
  • 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 »