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Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you hear the one about three guys getting stuck and possibly struck after engine failure? Actually, it’s no joke — our cluelessness caused us to drift into a busy channel, exposing us to quick moving boats. We were in trouble. My friends Brandon and Steve were with me on the family boat. We were […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Pros know ways to have an uninterrupted season. Sean Gilligan, service writer for Brewer Yacht Yards in Greenport, offers boaters these tips: Check your owner’s manuals for annual service recommendations and follow them. Regular quality maintenance is the surest way of preventing breakdowns. Hold off on filling your vessel’s water tanks. During warm weather, water […]

Reliable Repairs Within Reach

Reliable Repairs Within Reach

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

 You love your boat and have a lot invested in it, so it’s hard to know where to turn when it needs fixing or upgrades. (Our ads are great jumping off spots, letting you skip step 1 below.) In any case, it’s usually a matter of “boater beware,” so be sure to do the groundwork […]

Boater Hacks:  Tips for Success in Boating and Life

Boater Hacks: Tips for Success in Boating and Life

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

There are boat excursions you remember most fondly —  perhaps one is an outing friends and family refer to again and again, another a trip your kids call “the best day ever.” What made these outings outstanding? Most great boating days don’t necessarily involve location (though that certainly helps). The times we recall with a […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This column is usually boat-focused, but trailers need attention, too. Before you head out on your shore-to-shore adventures, take some time to ensure trouble-free traveling. Along with following the manufacturer’s directions for maintenance, be sure to do the following: Inspect the tires for cracks and wear. Check the winch to make sure it operates freely […]