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Staying Connected on the Water

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I am sometimes amazed when I have guests aboard my boat and some of them ask me where they can plug their phone in almost immediately after stepping aboard.It’s almost as if they are afraid that their phone may go dead and they will be lost without it.Don’t get me wrong, I view my smartphone and my laptop as valuable tools but for me, time spent on the boat is an opportunity to put the electronic devices down and enjoy life a bit.In my opinion, life spent with a breeze in your face and the sun on your back is a lot more enjoyable than life staring at a 7-inch screen.

But reality dictates that we are living in a world where we are surrounded with such devices and maybe the fact that they exist allows us to spend a bit more time afloat instead of in the office or at home.With that in mind, let’s talk a bit about how to keep those devices powered up and connected when on the water.


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The biggest concern that most individuals have is keeping their devices powered.It seems that most sm…

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New Year's Boating Resolutions

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It is a new year and it is also the time that many of us choose to make resolutions and set goals for how we want to improve in certain areas of our lives.How about setting some goals for your boating life? Here are 10 boating resolutions that you could make to help your boating life be better this year.
1.Take that boating safety course.If you have not already taken a boating safety course, why not do so this year.It will help you be a safer boater and some insurance companies provide a discount for owners who have done so.America’s Boating Club (https://americasboatingclub.org/) and The Coast Guard Auxiliary (http://www.cgaux.org/) both offer certified boating safety courses at minimal cost.



2.Learn more about your boat.Boat maintenance can be expensive and so can unexpected problems on the water.The more you know about your boat’s systems, the more things you can do yourself.There are several online resources that you can use to learn.Why not spend some time during the cold months to…

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