Author Archives: Bruce

Chart Plotter on your phone

Earlier this month I mentioned I had an Android phone. The first app I purchased was Navionics Mobile which give me a chart plotter on my phone.  The cost was just over $14 which included the charts for BC.  This … Continue reading

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Preventing Powerboat Theft

Have you ever had anything of value stolen from you? It leaves you with a sick feeling and a feeling of vulnerability unlike anything else. We are all well aware that there are crooks and thieves that live among us. … Continue reading

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Licensing and Registration for U.S. Boats

The laws regarding powerboats and powerboat operators vary somewhat from state to state. Powerboats like motor vehicles are registered and licensed by each state rather than by the federal government. Even though these requirements are not regulated by the federal … Continue reading

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Powerboat Safety Equipment

There are laws that require that certain safety equipment be on board powerboats (all boats for that matter) and also that it be in good working condition. It won’t be of much use if it doesn’t work. Remember that your … Continue reading

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Boat Charter

You may be thinking of chartering a power or sail boat for your vacation. Here are suggested questions to ask the company you choose: 1.  Is there a minimum length of time required for a charter?

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