Annual Boatyard Report

“Houston, we have a problem”… This phrase has become a way to communicate, in an understated way, the significance of a major problem at hand. And so, it is with this somewhat ominous introduction that I provide you with a summary of the boat repair and service...
Walked in your shoes

Walked in your shoes

You know the old saying – “The two happiest days in a boater’s life are the day you buy the boat and the day you sell it”? While there is great truth in this statement, it’s often said in a sarcastic way, which to me completely misses the point. Certainly, the day you...
Hero to Zero

Hero to Zero

In completing his Figure Eight Voyage, I suspect Randall Reeves does not consider himself a hero, but in my book he is. Clearly, lots of heroes exist in the world and just as many definitions of what a hero is. To me, a hero is someone that sets an ambitious and...
Sinking Feeling

Sinking Feeling

That sinking feeling….or worse yet: when it’s more than just a feeling…and it happened. YUCK, what a nightmare! Over the years we’ve seen our share of what happens to a boat when it’s sunk. It’s not pretty. The good news is, as with most things, such calamities are...
Be Prepared

Be Prepared

As a Boy Scout, I learned the motto “Be Prepared.” This is a principle by which I’ve tried to live. That said, it’s obviously impossible to be prepared for everything that comes your way in life. For example, take the recent case of a Non-Government Organization (NGO)...
Reservations

Reservations

Have you ever seen that Seinfeld episode about the rental car reservation? The one where Jerry expects to pick up a rental car because he made a reservation? As most things Seinfeld, we understood the humor because it felt relatable. If you have a reservation to have...