Spring 2020

Spring 2020

With Spring on the horizon, I thought I’d share with you what I see ahead in the coming boating year. With an improved economy and the ability to get on the water and enjoy the Bay, in many ways, recreational boating has never been so accessible. Yes, berthing on the...

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)...