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7 Things Every Great Looper Should Know

7 Things Every Great Looper Should Know

Updated: 10/15/20 Ever dreamed about cruising the 6,000 miles of America’s Great Loop in your own boat? Sure you have. It’s one of the greatest boating adventures in the world, circumnavigating eastern North America by water. Short of hitching a covered wagon to a...
Five Ways to Add New Life to an Old Boat

Five Ways to Add New Life to an Old Boat

Updated 10/8/2020 We all know that boats need regular attention to keep them in good condition and to allow for trouble-free days on the water. But aside from routine maintenance, there are a number of simple DIY projects that almost anyone can do that will not only...
Making Personal Charts

Making Personal Charts

In our years of gunkholing, we’ve found many small, out-of-the-way coves in which to spend a few quiet days at anchor. It’s a part of the boating life that we truly cherish. The problem most often encountered in these locations is that the NOAA navigation charts...
Navigating in Fog

Navigating in Fog

While working in my salvage business, I received a call from the Coast Guard requesting I determine the position of a vessel calling for help in foggy conditions. The captain said he needed medical assistance. So, using my radio direction finder (RDF), I located his...
Putting Your Boat to Bed

Putting Your Boat to Bed

The term “winterizing” normally refers to preparing your boat for storage during the months that are too cold for boating by cleaning it and stabilizing its systems. The goal, of course, is to reduce the chance of discovering problems when it’s time to head back out...