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Thanks for checking out our recreational boating blog! Here you will find helpful boating and coastal navigation knowhow, product and service related posts, and spotlights on local happenings. Have an idea or suggestion for this blog? Leave a comment or send us an email, we would love to hear from you. Enjoy and share!

Must Have Apps for Boaters!

Must Have Apps for Boaters!

Summer is officially here and I hope you are enjoying your time on the water! Here are 4 Apps that every boater must have to make your boating life simple. Visit My Updated Resources Page to check them out along with a few other helpful sites. Thanks for following my...

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Anchoring 101: Dropping the Hook

Anchoring 101: Dropping the Hook

Memorial Day Weekend is around the corner, and what better time to anchor out, have a picnic, and maybe dip a toe in the water... Is your anchor up to the task? Here are some tips: Proper Setup: make sure the anchor is the proper type based on the conditions...

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Man Overboard! Technology for Safer Boating

Man Overboard! Technology for Safer Boating

Man Overboard? Yes, there's an app for that... One of the main objectives of this blog is to share with you products that I find valuable to your safety and enjoyment on the water. One such product was developed by the safety and navigation experts at Weems &...

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Steer Before Gear: Docking a Single Engine Boat

Steer Before Gear: Docking a Single Engine Boat

Maneuvering a Single Engine Powerboat in Close Quarters For many boaters, both newbies and experienced, docking can be a real anxiety festival.  In this blog post I'd like to share some of my tips for successful docking, including the proper way to leave the dock, and...

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Rules of the Road: Three Scenarios To Remember

Rules of the Road: Three Scenarios To Remember

Rules of the Road With many boaters beginning to hit the water for some Spring fishing, the time is right to review some basic rules of the road to keep everyone safe. I highly recommend the free Aids to Navigation Brochure produced by the U.S. Coast Guard. In this...

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AIS for Recreational Boaters: Need it or not?

AIS for Recreational Boaters: Need it or not?

AIS for Recreational Boaters AIS and Advancements in Marine Technology One of the most exciting advancements affecting the Maritime Industry including Recreational Boaters is AIS technology. AIS stands for Automatic Identification System, which allows vessels to...

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How to Shop the Boat Show like a Boss

How to Shop the Boat Show like a Boss

Boat show season is in full swing, and according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, sales are strong. Are you shopping for a new boat this year? If so, these tips may help. If boating is something entirely new for you, purchasing a boat may NOT be your...

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Maximizing the use of marine GPS

Maximizing the use of marine GPS

As a recreational boating instructor, one of the most common questions I get is about using GPS effectively. The tricky part is that all GPS units have the same capabilities, but different operating software. For instructions on using your specific GPS, YouTube has...

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Modern Marine Navigation – An Online Course!

Modern Marine Navigation – An Online Course!

In this weeks blog post, I'd like to share with you an awesome online course developed by BoatU.S. Foundation and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxilliary. This course will teach you the basics of plotting, reading charts, identifying Aids to Navigation and using them to find...

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Online Boating & Navigation Courses!

Online Boating & Navigation Courses!

In partnership with the BoatU.S. Foundation, I am excited to offer online boating and navigation courses! These courses are affordable, can be completed at your own pace and on any device. Sign up to receive my blog posts in your inbox and get a code worth 20% off all...

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Welcome and Happy Holidays!

Welcome and Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings! Happy Holidays! Welcome to my new blog page and updated website! I’m looking forward to 2018, exciting things are in the works. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates in your inbox. My goal is to provide...

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