Over the weekend, someone posted on the DMV Boat Owners Group on Facebook, looking to purchase their first boat and they asked, “What are the pitfalls of owning a boat?” Now, we’ve seen a lot of answers to this question, but Richie Fekecs summed it up perfectly, and we thoughtContinue Reading

March is here and the boating season is beginning soon. Even now, folks are gathering up their boat stuff from the garage and bringing it back down to their long lost water-hoopties. This is a time of year that is marked by marinas shifting into high gear as customers getContinue Reading

Well it took it’s time getting here, but winter is most definitely upon us now. If you aren’t yet winterized, you may want to start thinking about that! It’s the end of December and the boating season doesn’t really start here again until March, leaving a good 2-3 months ofContinue Reading

In this world, there is certainly no shortage of superstitions. Some folks throw salt over their shoulders to ward off the evil spirits, others knock on wood. To my knowledge, fishermen are probably the most superstitious folks, but thats closely followed by boaters. Be it sail or power, boaters canContinue Reading

For those new to the area, one of the big draws to the river at this time of year is the blooming of the cherry blossoms – it’s quite a thing to see.. These cherry trees were a gift from Japan back in 1912 and have been a tourist drawContinue Reading

With COVID-19 running rampant across the lands, people have been adjusting to the new realities of travel and vacationing. Taking those 5 hour plane flights to go see Grandma, or boarding a cruise ship to be packed in with 1000 of your closest friends for the next 5-7 day’s doesn’tContinue Reading

This winter is supposed to be pretty harsh. Of course, we’ve all heard that one before, but it does get damn cold this time of year. Your boat likely has a reverse-cycle heat pump HVAC system. These systems require the water temperature to be at least 42°F in order toContinue Reading

Every year on September 19, folks all over the world celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD). This holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in theContinue Reading

Once again it’s that time of year, and we have a storm headed up the east coast towards us now. Even though Isaias (who names these?!?) looks to be a wussy little tropical storm by the time it gets here, it seems like now is a good time to goContinue Reading