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April 26, 2017

An Act Of God - Just What Is That..?

Any school child knows, or at least believes, any terrible storm or other natural phenomena that causes damage to your property, or, causes your property (your boat) to damage someone else's (another boat), is an Act of God....more>
April 19, 2017

Whither The Weather, Heather?

With dozens killed in the southeast of our country, it puts into perspective our complaints about heavy fog, drenching rain and the largely cold and damp spring that we had until of late....more>
April 12, 2017

Asleep At The Switch? Not On My Watch!

Many of us are involved in long passages over the water. A ride out to The Canyons, for example, can take all day and night to and fro and a long battle against a large pelagic fish would (hopefully) be in between....more>
April 05, 2017

Strokes Go Up, Weigh Goes Up, Pollution Goes Down

So, after a couple of seasons with my new 4-stroke 3.5hp engine, (had to drop down to 3.5hp or face putting 80 pounds on the transom where formerly 40 pounds of 5hp had ridden), the engine just wasn't as friendly to an all-outdoor environment as the old 2-stroke was....more>
March 29, 2017

Cheap(er) Boating!

There's an old chestnut that the two happiest days of a boater's life is buying a boat and selling a boat. What can you do about keeping those two days as far apart as possible? This column is about that....more>
February 15, 2017

I Want to Help But I Don't Know How

Hello! I am Vincent Pica. If you read this column, you've seen me here for over 10 years, writing about seamanship, safety and service. I am a Commodore in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the volunteer arm of United States Coast Guard Forces....more>
January 11, 2017

Flu Symptoms But No Sniffles? CO Poisoning Is A Killer

Most of us have heard a tragic story of some poor soul giving it all up by ending their life in the garage. Close the door, start the car and wait for a precious few moments....more>
January 04, 2017

The Dangerous Dock

If I told you that statistics on boats sinking showed that the dock is four times more dangerous than the open waters, you might tell me to check my calculator, amongst other things....more>
December 28, 2016

The Dangerous Dock

If I told you that statistics on boats sinking showed that the dock is four times more dangerous than the open waters, you might tell me to check my calculator, amongst other things....more>
November 09, 2016

Cybersecurity And The Private Boater

We all keep reading about cyber security, or better said, cyber intrusions, in the corporate and government worlds. It even touches the average Joe or Jill when one of those corporations loses a file with social security numbers on them OMG! And none of us has to be reminded that we must guard our credit card numbers, passwords and other personal data that some creep (did I call them just a creep!) might use to steal our "identity....more>

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