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Furuno USA’s 15K Fan Fest Giveaway offers you the chance to win a GP1670F Chart Plotter/Fish Finder and a NavNet TZtouch2 MFD Whether you use social media or not, there’s no denying that it is here to stay. Some use it to connect with old friends and to share memories with family, while others use […]
Travel to Cuba as an American tourist is still illegal for US citizens despite the handshake between President Obama and Cuban President, Raul Castro, to restore full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US. Technically it’s never been illegal to travel to Cuba, it’s just been illegal to spend money in Cuba per 6 different […]
Did ya ever notice how, the closer to taking off on a voyage you get, the more you start worrying about things that you know you can’t do anything about? I am specifically thinking back on my departure early last year on a little 2,700 mile voyage across the Pacific. Joining Jody & I on […]
West Marine, the world’s largest waterlife retailer, announced its “Dog Days of Summer” social media contest. Starting August 1 and ending September 7, West Marine is honoring the salty sea dogs in our lives. For this contest, West Marine is looking for photos of dogs enjoying the breeze on the bow, taking a nap on […]
I can vividly recall almost 30 years ago, the feeling I had the first time I was on a sailboat and felt the mainsail set and fill with wind. I was about 28 years old (yeah, I am that old!), and I remember how I grabbed onto the shiny chrome thing next to me (that’d […]
There is this phenomenon in sailing that happens on just about your third day of an ocean crossing. The evening of day two you will usually be sitting, looking back at where land used to be, wondering just what the heck you were thinking when you decided to come out here in the first place. […]
Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence.
BoatUS Urges Boaters to be Heard Would be Highest State-Imposed Charges on Boats in the US THE ISSUE: As part of the current North Carolina budget debate, the state General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would impose a significant new user fee on all recreational boats 24 feet and longer that are used in […]
Bristol, R.I., USA – The Salty Dawg Rally (SDR) announced today the schedule for the annual 4th of July Rendezvous in Bristol, R.I., and also announced that registration for the Fall 2015 Rally has opened. The Salty Dawg Rally is a cruising rally that has quickly grown to be the most popular and largest Rally […]
Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, leads the way in 2015 with its creation of four NEW 7×50 waterproof binocular models implementing the latest technology and standards including the use of Argon gas for improved light transmission and fog prevention. These binoculars are offered at varying price points and for different marine applications. […]
We were about 50 miles out of Palmyra Island, on the 900+ mile voyage to Hawaii. There was Jody & I, and two young crew members we’d had with us since Papeete, almost three months, Luke & Joel. All of a sudden the boat started to swerve off course.