Preventing Engine Problems

Preventing Engine Problems

New and older marine engines alike are subject to breakdown, and as a result, can ruin valuable time on the water. However, there are things that can be done to minimize the chances of a breakdown, lost time on the water and costly repairs. After speaking to experts...
Wake Management 101

Wake Management 101

I took my first course in wake management as a know-it-all teen. I had rebuilt and just finished breaking in the original engine of my 1948 Chris-Craft runabout and was itching to firewall the throttle, which I did on a narrow stretch of Florida’s Indian River. Now,...
Keeping Electronics Shipshape

Keeping Electronics Shipshape

Keeping your boat in top running condition not only allows for a sense of pride when on the water but will also provide trouble-free enjoyment of your precious time afloat. Often overlooked are your onboard electronics. Although manufactures have made today’s displays...
How to Handle a Grounding

How to Handle a Grounding

There’s a formation off the northeast end of Connecticut’s Fishers Island Sound called Seal Rocks, because the critters hang out there. Occasionally, a boat joins them. This happens with such frequency that the towboat skippers there know by the level of panic on the...
Towing a Dinghy Done Right

Towing a Dinghy Done Right

Towing a dinghy is habitual. We get so used to it that we don’t realize the dinghy is behind us until: 1) it is not; 2) its painter becomes wrapped in the prop; or 3) its outboard deep-sixes. I could go on, but suffice to say the thing is a necessary evil. As a means...