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Another Fun Cruise Aboard Sandy Hook

Building Cruising Confidence

Introduction To Boat Systems - Maintained By YOU The Boat Owner

On Board With Captain Chris

47 McKenna Sedan in Folly Beach, SC

Preparing to Make the Great Loop Cruise  aboard a Nordic Tug 32+2

Efficiencies in Boating Education

Owner Training Summaries

Mariner 40 With Cummins Single Engine
Should I stay or Should I go? This owner had her boat for sale and had a moment of she asked Captain Chris to help.

Prima 45 at the dock raring to get started on her loop!

Prima 45 Trawler Training on The Tennessee River
Tom and Linda are new owners of this 45 Trawler. Cast off Aqua Yacht Harbor, Pickwick Lake, TN River headed downstream to Land Between the Lakes Kentucky, Green Turtle Bay. Total distance 180 miles...but how did we get here in the first place?

Who is going where?

Everyone is abuzz with AIS, Automatic Identification System. There is such a thing as TMI - Too Much Information.

Heritage East 46 with aft Cockpit sits at the dock in Tarpon Springs Florida.

Heritage East 46 Trawler Training
Mark and Laurie just purchased a trawler in Tarpon Springs Florida and invited us aboard to help build their cruising confidence. But that's not our first introduction so let's take a quick step back in time.

This is no ORDINARY's a schedule 40, thick wall PVC pipe with end caps. JAZZY!

Docking With Fender Boards
Many new boaters ask how many fenders do I need on a boat...but what about fender boards? What's a fender board, you ask??

Tamara checking out the engine room, in particular, the Cummins exhaust system.

On Board With Captain Chris
Kim and Tamara bought a 42Ft Trawler in the Fort Myers area and asked me to help them learn more about their below deck systems. Five hours later we had toured from the anchor locker to the rudder posts and everything in between.

Are you confused with all these codes, triangle, red over green, yellow decal, four sign boards on one piling. Bet your electronics won't tell you which direction to steer. You just have to know this stuff!

Paper or Electronic Charts
In the boating world we are inspired to ask what the experts think- best boat? twin engines or single? which anchor? Most recently someone asked do you NEED paper charts if you have electronics. So here is our two dollars worth. We believe in both paper charts and a marine GPS Chartplotter...yup both. Belts and suspenders may look awkward but they work. And here are a few reasons why.

They all look alike...or DO they?

Do It In A Dinghy!
Ever wonder how to get ashore from your anchored boat? How do you take your dog on shore patrol? Do it in a DINGHY!! But just buying a dinghy is not that simple. What is the mission of the dinghy and how will you store it aboard?

Which way do we go? You better know RIGHT NOW! Whether it's foggy or sunny.

Navigation Notes To Keep You On Course
Everyone knows the navigation slogan - Red Right Return. Really? Return from where? What if I've never been there before?

Imagine YOU sitting behind the wheel of this sleek jet-powered boat.

Hinckley and Dereli Jet Propulsion Boats
We all have had the discussion about gas or diesel but have you ever considered Jet Propulsion for your pleasure boat?

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