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  • 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 »
  • Too Much Power? 5 or 6 Outboard Engines Boat Trend

    Too Much Power? 5 or 6 Outboard Engines Boat Trend

    Boat brands are opting for the trend of more power by equipping luxury center consoles with 5 or 6 outboard engines Boats are getting bigger… and boats are also getting more powerful. The trend for more outboard engines has grown in recent years with more boat brands equipping boats with 5 or even 6 outboard…Read More »
  • Electric Boating – What Boaters Can Expect with Future Design and Technology

    Electric Boating – What Boaters Can Expect with Future Design and Technology

    Graham Balch with Green Yacht Sales talks about why he’s an advocate for electric propulsion and how boaters can find success with electric boating and sailing [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,…Read More »
  • Setting up Your Boating Business in Maryland

    Setting up Your Boating Business in Maryland

    Thinking of starting a boating business in Maryland? Here are some steps to follow to ensure you chart the right course for success It goes without saying that Maryland is a superb state for boating. Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries, there are countless opportunities for people to enjoy the boat life…Read More »
  • The Laws of the Sea – Read Before Boating

    The Laws of the Sea – Read Before Boating

    From right of way to protecting marine environments, make sure you understand these boating laws before you head out on your boat There are multiple statutes governing the use of the sea that have been enacted by the governments of various countries around the world. These laws are implemented on the open sea and waters…Read More »
  • How to Easily Add a Bow or Stern Thruster to Your Boat

    How to Easily Add a Bow or Stern Thruster to Your Boat

    Make maneuvering and docking your boat easier with DIY installation of an affordable, wireless thruster system SPONSORED POST With the DockStar Smart Thruster, a boat can easily be maneuvered into a slip or parallel to a dock without fear of bumping into neighboring vessels or docks. Docking a boat can be a stressful experience for…Read More »
  • 3 Tips For Choosing Towing Trailers For Watercrafts

    3 Tips For Choosing Towing Trailers For Watercrafts

    From type of trailer to towing capacity, here’s a watercraft trailer guide to how to choose the right boat trailer As a boating enthusiast, being able to move your adventures to new locations is part of a great experience. Unique experiences like these are what allow you to make lifelong memories with your family, friends,…Read More »
  • Giving Anglers the Upper Hand

    Giving Anglers the Upper Hand

    Improving access to fishing – from conservation efforts that ensure strong fisheries to new fishing rod technology [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 levels will come…Read More »