Yearly Archives: 2011

Fall Cruising in the Gulf Islands

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a father and his adult daughter both the Basic and Intermediate Powerboat Standards. The family has chartered a 43′ power catamaran in the British Virgin Islands next month.  Although they have some … Continue reading

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Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

The June 2011 issue of Pacific Yachting had an article “Trash Talk, How Plastic is Strangling Our Oceans” which is well worth a read if you subscribe to the magazine. Links contained in the article: Ocean Gybe United Nations Environment … Continue reading

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Bushnell 7 x 50 Binoculars with Compass

These are the binoculars I use. They are waterproof and fog proof and have a built-in illuminated compass.  The rubber armored exterior makes them easy to hold in wet conditions.  The compass appears at the bottom of the left eye … Continue reading

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Multi-tool for Boaters

My son gave me a Leatherman Fuse Multi-tool with flashlight last year for Christmas.  The tool came with a nylon belt case which may be used vertically or horizontally.  The case has three pockets, one internal and two external for accessories.

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Summer Boating

When summer hits, there’s no better time to go boating on a nice, cool body of water.  It’s also the time when hundreds of other boaters have the same idea. Summer boating is great fun, but there are some things you’ll … Continue reading

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