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  • West Marine Summer Super Sale on Boat Gear

    West Marine Summer Super Sale on Boat Gear

      West Marine Summer Sales on Boat Gear and Boating Accessories Bookmark for sale info updated throughout the summer! Summer is a great time to pick up new boat gear at big savings. All summer long, starting with 4th of July sales, West Marine will be offering some of their best sales on essential boating supplies. …Read More »
  • West Marine #2016Bucks4Me July 4th Selfie Contest

    West Marine #2016Bucks4Me July 4th Selfie Contest

    West Marine Launches “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” Social Media Contest through July 4th West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is giving America’s love of selfies a patriotic twist with its first “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” social media contest, offering participants the chance to win a $2,016 West Marine gift card. The contest …Read More »
  • Chesapeake Bay Captained Sailing Charter Cruises

    Chesapeake Bay Captained Sailing Charter Cruises

    Experience sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with a professional yacht captain offering charter sailboat cruises The Chesapeake Bay is an amazing body of water to explore. The largest estuary in America, the Chesapeake Bay is approximately 200 miles long from its northern headwaters in the Susquehanna River in Maryland to its outlet in the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia. And of …Read More »
  • How to Hire a Yacht Delivery Captain: Step-by-Step from a Professional Captain

    How to Hire a Yacht Delivery Captain: Step-by-Step from a Professional Captain

    A professional captain’s point of view on everything you need to consider when hiring a delivery captain to relocate your yacht or boat There are lots of reasons one may wish to have a boat relocated. Perhaps you have purchased your dream boat but it is lies several hundred miles away in a distant and unfamiliar …Read More »
  • Most Popular Boat Names for 2016

    Most Popular Boat Names for 2016

      BoatUS shares their annual list of the most popular boat names chosen by boaters – compare top boat names from 2016, 2015 and 2014 So you just bought a boat and now you have the big decision of what to name it (and you thought shopping for the ideal boat size and model was …Read More »
  • Top Boating Products for 2016

    Top Boating Products for 2016

    Boating Industry Magazine selects products as best new innovations introduced in boating throughout 2015 Each year, Boating Industry magazine (the trade magazine for businesses in boating) releases a list of the top new products in the boating industry as part of their annual quest for new products and innovations. Selected by Boating Industry magazine editors, the …Read More »
  • How to Get Your Captain’s License –A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Get Your Captain’s License –A Step-by-Step Guide

    From Captain requirements to the Coast Guard application process – how to navigate the process of becoming an official boat Captain Like all other areas of professional endeavor, getting a Captain’s license is an essential and non-trivial process. Despite the years between my earliest thoughts on having one and actually applying…or perhaps because of that …Read More »
  • Spring Boat Commissioning: 8 Mistakes for Boaters to Avoid

    Spring Boat Commissioning: 8 Mistakes for Boaters to Avoid

    Commissioning your boat at the start of boating season requires a lot more than removing your boat cover and slapping on some bottom paint. In fact, proper spring boat commissioning can make a big difference in the safety and longevity of your boat. From minor nuisance mistakes that can cause you a lot of aggravation, to …Read More »
  • Enjoy the Water AND Get Paid to Boat: 5 Jobs for Captains

    Enjoy the Water AND Get Paid to Boat: 5 Jobs for Captains

    Boating, yachting, and sailing are a lot of fun. The salubrious benefits of on-water recreation are many. I, probably not unlike many of you, like to go to my boat and just be there… resting, relaxing, or puttering with her systems. And it is always a good time when one invites family and friends aboard …Read More »
  • 3 Checklists You Should Create for Your Boat

    3 Checklists You Should Create for Your Boat

    In my last article on boat checklists, I identified reasons why one might want to use various checklists and how to create and use good checklists for your boat. I also pointed out that creating a checklist can be as helpful as referring to one. A few types of lists were mentioned, but generally better …Read More »