No you’re not seeing double…well maybe, because we sold out the first “Building Cruising Confidence as a Couple” at Trawler Fest University in January in Florida. So this is TAKE TWO and a second University course AFTER Trawler Fest concludes. Yes TWO in the same week! Even better than that, we are aboard the Beneteau Swift Trawler 52 again!
Our second course starts on Sunday morning and what do you see on the ICW in Fort Lauderdale on a HOT January Sunday? Millions of boaters cruising around enjoying the very reason we live in FL. I really don’t think I exaggerated about the millions but because we have so many boaters on the water around us we can make good use of teaching about whistle signals and maneuvering at crowded docks. Enjoy the photos below.
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Did you just say- OH NO! Not KNOTS!
Do you know which knot is appropriate for every situation when you are boating? Captain Chris will teach you this lost skill of knot tying in a hands-on seminar. Which knots are best for long term dockage or just tying up to the fuel dock on a sunny day. Clove hitch, two half hitches, cleat knot, sheepshank and bowline are some of the more common knots we’ll cover. No experience is necessary to attend and it’s also a good refresher for salty dogs who have gotten a bit rusty. […]
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. […]
Wowie! What a blast we just had cruising the Tennessee River! spectacular fall colors, wide-open waters and a 90-foot lock to keep a little challenge in our spirit. When the GPS hiccuped, we traced our route on the paper charts close at hand. […]