Posts filed under: Boating

Unsecured Boat Anchor: The Dangers Of Failing To Secure An Anchor

One of the most important pieces of equipment aboard a boat is the anchor. The anchor is critical in holding the boat’s position when not in operation away from the...

Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Love Boating

First, as a kid I will tell you that I really enjoyed boating which turned into a career as a captain in private yachts. Without question, I was introduced to...

10 Things To Avoid When Trailering A Boat

As a boat owner and former captain, I have towed boats countless times, including long trips from NY to Florida. Unfortunately, towing boats present more dangers than driving without a trailer and...

10 Things Not To Do When Docking A Boat

One of the more challenging aspects of boating is approaching a dock. As a captain, I docked boats on a daily basis and often under challenging circumstances. As a recreational...

How To Ask For A VHF Radio Check: Explained By A Former Captain

One of the most important pieces of safety equipment aboard a vessel is the VHF radio. As a captain, I used the radio consistently for various tasks. The tasks included making passing agreements with vessels,...

Boat Hatch Leaking: The Consequences Of A Leaking Boat Hatch

A common issue that boat owners face is dealing with leaking hatches on a boat. Hatches are located in a multitude of areas on a vessel, and all of them are subject to...

Ocean Dumping Trash: Don’t Do It As A Recreational Boater

As a former captain traveling across the ocean on a routine basis, I saw plenty of trash floating atop the surface. Additionally, when snorkeling, there is an equal amount on the...

Wavy Boats YouTube Channel: Check Out The Action

As a former captain who ran boats based out of South Florida I routinely exited and entered numerous inlets. Some of the most notable include the Haulover, Boca, and Boynton...

Kids Boating: Getting Kids Ready For A Day On The Water

One of my kid’s favorite things to do is to get out on the boat for a day of fun on the water. No matter if we are fishing, heading to the...

Boating At Night: Prepare Your Vessel In Advance

Boating at night is an entirely different experience compared to boating during the day. Without question, you need to remain vigilant at the helm because of your reduced ability to...