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. […]
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? […]
Lake Michigan in July finds Captain Chris with Ron and Teri who just purchased a Meridan 365 Motor Yacht based in Elk Rapids, Michigan. They asked for help moving up from a smaller boat he had a long time ago. […]
Jim and Georgia bought a single engine 37 ft Helmsman Trawler and asked us to help them learn more about operating a boat this size. Their earlier boating was in San Diego where they sailed out into the Pacific and back. […]
Disclaimer: I am not fond of change and many may say I’m a technophobe. But the phobia is really a mistrust which is rooted in experience. Some technologies are absolutely wonderful…WHEN they work.
Have you ever been boarded by the US Coast Guard? You see the blue flashing light and wonder, “Are they looking at me? What did I do?” Probably nothing…but let’s do a quick review of what you can expect. […]