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 piece and allows you to take bearings on aids to navigation.  You may also use the bearing of another vessel to determine if there is a risk of collision. 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. Continue reading

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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 need to take into consideration before you get your boat on the water. Continue reading

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How to Use Marine Radar

Most of the twin engine vessels I teach aboard have radar.

A client has just purchased a larger vessel for sport fishing and it is equipped with chart plotter/radar. We were on the water for two hours to show him how to use this unit. Continue reading

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Boat Galley With Two Burner Stove

Cooking on a boat’s two burner galley stove takes planning and preparation to feed your crew.

My first experience was outfitting, menu planning and provisioning  boats with two burner alcohol stoves and an icebox.

3 tips for managing your galley: Continue reading

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