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  • How to Winterize a Boat – End of Boating Season Winterizing Checklist

    How to Winterize a Boat – End of Boating Season Winterizing Checklist

    How we winterize our boat every year – a checklist for our end of boating season winterizing plans [with how-to VIDEOS] We boat on the upper Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, so our boating season ends around mid-October. While there are definitely some die hard boaters that keep their boat in year round, we winterize our…Read More »
  • What Boaters Should Need to Understand About Insurance

    What Boaters Should Need to Understand About Insurance

    Boaters need the right boat insurance to protect their investment rom becoming a money drain if anything should go wrong on the water As we previously touched on in Five Ideas For Smart Boaters, getting insurance is necessary for responsible boating. Boat insurance might seem inessential, especially when wide open waters, free of pedestrians or…Read More »
  • Stuck Boat Steering Wheel – Removal & Replacement with New Wheel

    Stuck Boat Steering Wheel – Removal & Replacement with New Wheel

    How to remove a stuck boat steering wheel 2 different ways on a Sea Ray to replace it with a new wheel [includes video!] Our 2002 Sea Ray 410 Sundancer has been starting to show her age in recent years so we’ve been updating or replacing parts as needed to keep her looking good. In…Read More »
  • Our First Boat Dog and Doggie Boat Gear We Use

    Our First Boat Dog and Doggie Boat Gear We Use

    Here’s all the special doggie boat gear we got to make sure our new little boat dog is safe and comfortable on board After years of begging from the kids, we FINALLY got a boat dog! In fact, this is our first dog ever. But of course as boaters, we knew that any dog we…Read More »
  • Best Boat Vinyl Cleaner for Mildew Removal

    Best Boat Vinyl Cleaner for Mildew Removal

    This cleaner is the best boat vinyl mildew remover we have found in over 20 years of boating – before & after cleaning demo! Like most boaters, we have been struggling for years with mildew on our boat vinyl. With a boat, its inevitable you’ll get some mildew on your boat – especially after its…Read More »
  • How Hiring a Captain Can Make You a Better Boater

    How Hiring a Captain Can Make You a Better Boater

    Whether you’re a new boat owner or a seasoned sailor, hiring a professional captain for a few hours of instruction can be a great way to sharpen your skills. Captains offer a wide range of services to recreational boat owners, from transport and delivery to regular trip planning, to expert instruction. In this article we’ll…Read More »
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Kayak Fishing

    A Beginner’s Guide to Kayak Fishing

    How to get started with kayak fishing – from kayak paddling gear to safety and how to reel in your first fish from a kayak Kayak fishing is, as its name suggests, fishing from a kayak. Often thought of as a relatively newly born hobby, kayak fishing is actually quite the contrary. Kayaks have been…Read More »
  • Wax On, Wax Off – Our Boat Waxing & Cleaning Process Before Launch

    Wax On, Wax Off – Our Boat Waxing & Cleaning Process Before Launch

    Our process for basic cleaning and waxing the boat, and some final spring prep reminders before we launch the boat for the season. [includes VIDEO!] Spring boat prep can be a lot of work, but after 20 years we definitely learning a few techniques that can help save some time and effort. Our spring prep…Read More »
  • Foiling Surfboard Demo and How to Learn eFoil Surfing

    Foiling Surfboard Demo and How to Learn eFoil Surfing

    Watch the electric hydrofoil surfboard demo from Bay Bridge Boat Show with the Lift eFoil board [includes video] Foiling is definitely a hot new trend with watersports, and I was lucky enough to see a demo firsthand this month at the 2021 Bay Bridge Boat Show in Maryland. The guys with Shockwave Water Sports in…Read More »
  • Bay Bridge Boat Show 2021 in Maryland with Video

    Bay Bridge Boat Show 2021 in Maryland with Video

    First impressions of new power & sail combination boat show in Stevensville, MD near Chesapeake Bay Bridge – with video recap from the docks! After a year of not going to boat shows due to the pandemic and boat show cancelations, it was great to get back out on the docks and see some shiny…Read More »
  • Does Our Boat Need Full Bottom Paint or Touch up?

    Does Our Boat Need Full Bottom Paint or Touch up?

    With multi-season bottom paint you may not need to sand and paint your full boat’s bottom every year – here’s our plan for painting touch up [includes VIDEO] Every spring the anticipation of the boating season ahead also comes with a lot of prep to get your boat ready. Bottom painting, cleaning, waxing, putting up…Read More »
  • Improving the Marina Management and Boat Ownership Experience

    Improving the Marina Management and Boat Ownership Experience

    From easy slip reservations to reliable boat service work orders, good marina management helps improve both the business and the boater experience 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 »
  • Greenwich Boat Show Returns with Extended 2021 Virtual Event

    Greenwich Boat Show Returns with Extended 2021 Virtual Event

    CT area boaters can experience a 3 week long virtual Greenwich Boat Show to connect with boat dealers and find their next new boat A premier event in the Northeast boating community, the 13th annual Greenwich Boat Show will make its return in 2021 with a change of course as a 3-week long virtual event…Read More »
  • Boat Trip to Historic Havre de Grace Maryland

    Boat Trip to Historic Havre de Grace Maryland

    Join us on a Chesapeake Bay boat trip to explore the historic waterfront town of Havre de Grace on Susquehanna River A few seasons ago (fall 2018) we decided to spend the night in Havre de Grace, check out the town, climb the Concord Point lighthouse, learn a little about its history and relax in…Read More »
  • 6 Boats Designed with Fold-down Sides for Expanded Decks, Cockpits and Water Access

    6 Boats Designed with Fold-down Sides for Expanded Decks, Cockpits and Water Access

    For expanded boat decks and access to the water these popular boat models are designed with fold-down boat sides – port, starboard or BOTH! A cool boat design trend we’ve been seeing over the last few years are fold down sides… a great way for more deck space and easier water access. In nautical terms…Read More »