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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 […]

Salud! Drink to Your Health

Salud! Drink to Your Health

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ancient Mariner may have bemoaned his thirst (”Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”) but we live in an age and area that allows us access to clean water. Yet the fact is that plenty of us take in too little water to keep our minds and bodies going full-tilt. I promise this […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s plenty of notice that the holiday season is approaching. Stores smell like cinnamon, carols fill radio playlists, invitations arrive, and, boom, we’re up to our ears in tinsel, cranberries, and nog! Yet despite the multiple warning signs, December still seems to arrive before I’m ready. I need a little more time to organize and […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

September can be stormy, so getting to your boat before a predicted storm may mean the difference between a season-ending repair and enjoying another two months of boating. Check that all bilge pumps are working properly. Inspect the wires for corrosion or fraying, lift the auto switch, and turn the pumps on. Add fresh water […]

Keep a Safe Distance!

Keep a Safe Distance!

August 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. New York Harbor and Long Island Sound are two of the most spectacular urban waterways in the world. Sail down the East River at night, and you will know what I mean. Once you are under way, free as a bird and with nothing but wind and water to guide you, it’s hard not […]

Living Large… and Small

Living Large… and Small

August 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s amazing how an entire world can be condensed into 63 feet.  The outside world becomes small when the place you call home carries you across oceans, carrying within it a small infrastructure completely independent of the outside world. My husband Cameron and I live onboard our charter yacht Heron with our dog, Andy.  We […]

Whose Boat Are You?

Whose Boat Are You?

August 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever wondered about the story behind a boat you’ve seen up on the beach, or one that’s been found abandoned and adrift? It’s interesting to speculate on how the vessel came to be forsaken. Most boats and ships are registered in a number of ways. They can be federally documented by the U.S. […]

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

August 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Boating season is never long enough, and for many, time on the water is mostly limited to weekends, holidays, and days off from work. With time on the water so valuable, I get the most out of boating by having a Plan A and a Plan B so that I may adapt to changes […]