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Strokes at Sea

Strokes at Sea

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Every responsible boater has a first aid kit, but it’s not possible to be prepared for all emergencies. Everything seems well as you head away from shore, but then someone aboard begins to look or act quite strangely. You suspect something serious is happening — what should you do? Let’s put our engine into neutral […]

Salty Poetry

Salty Poetry

You might send a text to inform a friend, I’m working on my boat today. Craig Parmelee Carter, also known as The Salty Bard, might instead write: It’s a ceaseless discussion at every marina, Should you finish the teak or just let it patina. You can let it turn silver, in an interim stage, But […]

Whooshing on the Water

Whooshing on the Water

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk to Jimmy Cazzani and you learn that he’s passionate about many things, including speedboats, teamwork, safety, and the support of sponsors and fans. Spend more time conversing and be amazed at the complexity of superboat racing while discovering what recreational boaters can learn from a daring but cautious pro. Serafino V. Cazzani, known as […]

Straight Stripes, Round Body?

Straight Stripes, Round Body?

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes it’s hard to find a cover for this magazine where the models aren’t wearing blue and white striped shirts. Women, men, kids, and even a dog or two all seem to wear stripes on boats. I wondered, why do stripes convey a nautical feel to so many photographers? It turns out there’s fashion history. […]

No Straws, Less Spritzes Aboard

No Straws, Less Spritzes Aboard

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Some environmental issues are hard to tackle. It’s a hassle and an expense to sell a gas-guzzling car and replace it with an electric one, and it usually doesn’t happen at the snap of a finger. However, reducing plastic and aerosol can waste is pretty easy — you just cease using disposable straws and properly […]

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If I wanted to toss off a super-quick story about hair and skin health and radiance, I’d just type the realest of all clichés: “You are what you eat.” As I have the space, however, I’ll elaborate on simple tweaks to your eating that pay big dividends. There are many foods that contain nutrients that […]

Seeing into the Seas

Seeing into the Seas

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

We are all caught up in what happens in this world, and yet in truth, we know so little about a large part of our planet — the seas. They occupy about 71 percent of the earth and at least that same measurement of its mysteries. Who occupies the oceans and what happens beyond our […]

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 […]

Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When temperatures drop, water safety precautions hold steady. In fact, harsher conditions combined with scarcity of boaters in the vicinity — to lend a hand or call for assistance — requires cold weather boaters to remain vigilant about every aspect of boating safety. How you feel when you step outside is not a reliable gauge […]

Tips to Tame Your Tresses

Tips to Tame Your Tresses

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

No matter the season, unmanageable hair is always unwelcome. Now that the weather is colder, hair often becomes drier and starts flying in every direction. You can opt for a very short haircut, hide flyaways under a hat, or you can change up your grooming and styling routine so your tresses look their best. A […]

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