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Block Island

Block Island

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

You really cannot have a bad day on Block Island. It is a great place for a getaway. At less than 10 miles long, Block Island is a unique, special island 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island that is as entertaining as it is relaxing. Since Block Island doesn’t have a traffic light, […]

Adventureland

Adventureland

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  Who doesn’t love a fantastic day at an amusement park — it may be the best way, next to boating, to have fun with family and friends. Adventureland, located at 325 Point Judith Road in Narragansett, Rhode Island, is an awesome, family friendly amusement park for all ages. If Long Cove Marina doesn’t have […]

Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

You probably know about Mohegan Sun, maybe you’ve already been there.  But have you taken your boat there? If not we have the perfect way to spend a day taking your boat to an exciting place! Mohegan Sun is three minutes from The Marina at American Wharf.  They offer private car service directly to the […]

Know the Ropes

Know the Ropes

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Choosing the right ropes for your boat can become a rat’s nest of confusion. Three strand, laid, braided, hollow core, solid core, single braided, double braided — it’s a challenge to match the right rope to its intended application. An anchor line, a dock line, and a towline each perform a specific function. Get it […]

Now It’s Funny!

Now It’s Funny!

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When we’re in the midst of a mishap, we’re usually not laughing. However, when we step back and look at what happened, we realize that, yes, it actually is amusing. That’s what happened with these boaters who’ve agreed to share their stories. Carla: We invited three couples to sail with us. Two were friends from […]

Educating and Legislating for Safer Paddling

Educating and Legislating for Safer Paddling

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. According to U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) statistics, 50 percent of 2015’s recreational boating fatalities were of people engaged in paddle sports. Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards are among the most affordable paddlecraft, but their easy accessibility may lead to errors resulting in harm. Legislators and regulators across the country are looking closely at how […]

Caught in a Squall

Caught in a Squall

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Suddenly the breeze turns gusty and the water surrounding your boat gets choppy. Next thing you know, you’re in the midst of a squall. What should you do? In any potentially adverse situation, start by putting on your life jacket — make sure all on deck do the same (attach harnesses if applicable). If […]

Driven to Survive

Driven to Survive

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. I recently read two books that, on first consideration, were completely distinct. Yet once the initial reviews reached the page, I realized that there was a similar steely determination running through both about staying afloat following tragic situations suffered on the water. Waterski Girl Wonder is Shellie Blum’s autobiography. She describes herself as “the […]

Who Has More Fun Than Boaters?

Who Has More Fun Than Boaters?

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t Do What He Did

Don’t Do What He Did

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

I was enjoying a peaceful sunny afternoon on our sailboat, tied up opposite a dock, when I witnessed something that gave me cause for reflection and a change in attitude. The area we were in hosts a multitude of sail and power boats and a myriad of water-related activities, including jet skiing, canoeing, paddle boarding, […]

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