• Do you have enough Juice?
    Pre-Season Battery Inspection and Maintenance Most of us have had a long wait to meet our boats and understandably we are all impatient to leave the dock as soon as possible. But don’t forget, patience is a very important aspect of good seamanship. So, don’t push your boat away from the dock until she is fully ready! …

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  • Post-Quarantine Spring Commissioning
    On top of a long and cold winter, recent Covid19 outbreak kept most of us away from our boats, longer than usual. This year’s spring commissioning will be quite different than the earlier ones, because of time pressure and extended left alone period of the boats. Below, is a list of quick tips in order to help …

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  • Sailors’ Superstitions – Part II
    Here’s more sailors’ superstitions….. Never Rename a Ship After a ship is named and christened, changing the name of a ship is considered bad luck. According to legend, each ship’s name was recorded in sea gods’ “Leger of the Deep,” so changing the name without notifying Poseidon, (the God of the Sea) and Aelous (the God of …

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  • Sailors’ superstitions beyond borders
    Seamanship or sailing is literally beyond borders… Skills, rules, practices are mostly the same all around the globe… Even the lore of the sea is more or less the same beyond local cultures. This side of the sea fascinates me most… like being a member of global brotherhood. Speaking of sealore, we have been sharing the same …

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  • Do boats have souls?
    A Story about the figureheads… Do boats have souls? ….. I always believe so… I treated every boat I owned, I sailed or I worked on, as they have souls. On the other hand, the lore, legend, salty stories of seasoned sailors always fascinate me. Let’s have a look at the lore and the history of why …

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  • 7 Most Common Causes of Boating Accidents
    With the summer boating season just around the corner, it is important to refresh our knowledge about boating safety. Every year, the U.S. Coast Guard compiles statistics on reported recreational boating accidents. These statistics are derived from accident reports that are filed by the owners/operators of recreational vessels involved in accidents. The fifty states, five U.S. territories …

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  • Sea Trials .. beyond a boat ride!
    sea trial is essential when buying a new or used boat. If it’s done right you’ll obtain valuable information you need to purchase with confidence or move on. With a poorly performed sea trial, you might end up buying someone else,s problem or a boat that’s a bad fit for you and your family.