Wax, Sealants & Coatings – Primer Course

Whether it is a labor of love or a necessary evil, most boaters spend a lot of time and money keeping their boats clean and waxed. The cleaning and detailing products isle is one of the largest in any ship supply store. Just behind engine oil and fishing lures, wax and cleaners are some of Read More

Captain’s Tips – Risk Assessment

Captain’s Tips – Risk is part of life. Anything that adds adventure to our lives adds risk, but seeking unbridled escapades doesn’t have to mean accepting unlimited risk. Boating is one of the most rewarding adventures, and fortunately is one in which related risks can be easily managed. Knowing the most likely cause of boating Read More

Smart Boater – Sacrificial Anodes

For some, being a smart boater and maintaining a boat is a chore that interferes with the enjoyment of boating, but for others the upkeep is actually the joyful part of boating. Regardless of which category you fall into, the simple things often give us grief. It’s fairly easy to keep up with big items Read More

Eco-Friendly Boating – The Clean Scene

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, spring cleaning! Whether starting a boating season or enjoying the middle of year-round boating, the task of cleaning is inevitable. A clean boat is good, but a lot of products and processes can be environmentally harmful. Here are eco-friendly boating techniques to protect the environment and your Read More

Boat Fire Prevention and Detection

We shouldn’t need to hear tragic stories of boat fire to scare us into taking the possibility seriously, but often that’s the case. The horrific and sad story of the dive boat fire of the MV Conception that went up in smoke while anchored in the Santa Cruz Islands last September should be a wake-up Read More

Marine Innovations Over 20 Years

Cell phones, sat phones or sophisticated communications (and other marine innovations) did not exist back in the late 1960s when on a dark stormy night off the New Jersey coast, Ernie Bareuther and two buddies found themselves stuck on a sandbar during a sports fishing trip. The only way Bareuther could let his worried wife Read More

Wireless Docking Controllers – Captain’s Tips

MANY BOATERS are proud to master the skill of handling a vessel at sea. But nothing compares to the confidence boaters gain when they can steer a vessel in close quarters — or the fear felt when they cannot. Anxiety over docking or maneuvering a boat within the confines of a marina is quite common Read More