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Boating on Melted Snow?

Boating on Melted Snow?

December 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you ever think about where the water under your boat comes from? Could it possibly come from that white stuff that falls from the sky in winter? Yes, it can. Water’s forms — liquid, solid, and gas — are found on the ground but also above and below it. You’ve likely studied the water […]

What Other Words are in EVAPORATION?

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Unscramble the words below: PIETRAN ARTAP RNOPITO VAITEN IERTVN TPNRAE PEOAR EPATRI                   Answers: PIETRAN is PAINTER ARTAP is APART RNOPITO is PORTION VAITEN is NATIVE IERTVN is INVERT TPNRAE is PARENT PEOAR is OPERA EPATRI is PIRATE

Put a Bow on a Greener Planet

Put a Bow on a Greener Planet

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Eco-conscious boaters want to support our planet, waterways, and sea critters all year round. In a season of sharing and gifting, selecting presents from groups and organizations that share your goals will make gift recipients happy and lift up the earth at the same time. Here are eight sites working to improve the world and […]

Moving and Shifting

Moving and Shifting

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  When you’re on the boat, you’re always moving, even when you seem not to be going anyplace. Although you’re tied to a dock or attached by an anchor or mooring, the wind and current moves you. Perhaps there’s wave activity as well. But that’s not all, as far beneath you there’s movement of the […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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We pulled away from the dock behind our house shortly after sunrise on a clear, calm August morning and entered the canal to join friends for a cruise. My wife and guests were drinking coffee in our 35-foot Chris Craft Catalina aft cabin while I was at the helm. We met up with Bob and […]

What Other Words are in EARTHQUAKE?

What Other Words are in EARTHQUAKE?

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Unscramble the words below: AAUQ________________ ERTHAE________________ UTER________________ AKERTA________________ EHTRE________________ ETHRA________________ KTRE________________ RATUQ________________                       Answers: AAUQ is AQUA ERTHAE is HEATER UTER is TRUE AKERTA is KARATE EHTRE is THREE ETHRA is HEART KTRE is TREK RATUQ is QUART

Watch Out for Whales!

Watch Out for Whales!

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Watch Out for Whales!   Whether looking for them or not, cold weather boaters often spot whales (and other marine mammals). Did you know that these creatures are protected and may not be approached or disturbed? While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries division doesn’t want to discourage recreational boaters and cruisers from […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

As a couple of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary friends and I planned a three week sailboat trip, thinking about it grew in excitement. Eventually, it took more time and effort in planning than would the journey! We went through an exhaustive checklist of safety items (based on what an auxiliary patrol facility boat would require), […]

Float Your Boat Science Projects

Float Your Boat Science Projects

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you looking for a science project that isn’t same old, same old? Or do you enjoy boating so much you’d even focus on science when school’s out? We found four ideas that involve water but aren’t all wet. Check the links for full directions, get both your parent’s permission and help to stay safe, […]

What other words are in FLOATING?

What other words are in FLOATING?

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

What other words are in FLOATING? IGELB is ___________ YBUO is ___________ CZASPIE is ___________ ELMH is ___________ BRRDAEVOO is __________ CSRWE is __________               Answers: BILGE BUOY CAPSIZE HELM OVERBOARD SCREW  

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