Posts filed under: Boating

What Is A Face Dock? How To Approach A Face Dock By Boat

As a captain, I frequently worked aboard large vessels well over 100 feet in length. With that said, it was common to utilize face docks versus slips when securing in...

Backing Up A Boat: 5 Things To Consider When Docking A Boat In Reverse

As a former captain, I needed to operate a boat frequently when docking in marinas. I know all of the important things to consider. Remember, you never want to cause...

Sell My Boat: Know When It’s Time To Sell Your Boat

As a former boat owner, I had a challenging time making the decision to sell my boat. Boats become a part of our lives because of the routine of using...

How To Choose A Marina: 6 Important Things To Consider

One of the best decisions you can make as a boater is to store your vessel at a marina. A marina will allow you immediate access to the water compared...

Narrow Channel: How To Operate A Boat Safely In A Narrow Channel

Without a doubt, one of the more challenging places to operate a vessel is in a narrow waterway lined with channel markers. As a captain, I drove large vessels in...

Winter Boating: Take Advantage Of Warm Winter Days

For many years, I was boating out of South Florida, where I didn’t need to worry much about cold winters. However, since moving to Georgia, the boating season is much...

Eastern Wharf Savannah: Visit By Boat

As an avid boater and former captain, I enjoy cruising the waters in Savannah, Georgia. One of the new areas of development in downtown Savannah is the Eastern Wharf. I...

Boat Grilling: Beginner Tips For Grilling On A Boat

One of the most entertaining things to do while out on a boat is grilling up food. I have had the opportunity to grill aboard boats countless times, and it’s...

Boat Wiring: Proper Corrosion Inspection Routines

One of the biggest headaches boaters face, especially in saltwater environments, is corrosion to wiring. Without question, wires run long distances, typically from the helm to electronic components located throughout...

Boating Safety: Misjudging Weather And The Dangers

As a former captain, I have been exposed to a multitude of weather conditions while out on the water. Fortunately, I never ran into any serious issues as a result...