Choosing a Charter Vacation

Choosing a Charter Vacation

About this time each year, with my own boat soon to go under wraps for the winter, I start dreaming about a change in latitude to help me weather the cold. Since I love boats and boating, when I’m fortunate enough to have the time and the funds to do so, I usually...
Alternative Power Choices

Alternative Power Choices

Anyone who boats knows it costs money. In fact, the rule of thumb is that is costs 15 percent of the purchase price per year to run a boat. So, saving money on fuel while doing a solid for the environment simply has to make you feel good! Here’s a look at the latest...
Etiquette Aboard

Etiquette Aboard

As boat owners, we realize the basic courtesies that are expected when invited aboard another’s vessel. Depending on the amount of advance notice (or lack thereof) and formality of the occasion, we know to ask if there’s anything we can bring, to arrive on time and to...
Boating With Man’s Best Friend

Boating With Man’s Best Friend

My first experience boating with a cat did not go well, and ended up as an exercise in the proper use of a landing net to get the panicked feline back aboard our pontoon boat. Twice. Same with a dog. After a calm afternoon float in the family center console, the...