Hardy Plumbing
June 21, 2017

Hurricanes May Miss Us - But Rip Tides Don't

We've written often about hurricanes, great and small. Of note, forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which between five and nine could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including two to four major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher) for this season....more>
June 07, 2017

Quick, Honey, Put This On!

A number of years ago, as I was doing a (free) vessel exam for the owner of a very substantial yacht, I got to the part where I ask to see the life jackets....more>
May 31, 2017

Man Overboard!

Recently, a friend of mine fell overboard while boarding a boat at the dock. Sound crazy? Not really. When the "victim" wasn't wearing proper shoes, when he stepped on the gunwales and not into the boat, and when the wake of a passing boat (which shouldn't have been making a wake) rocked the vessel strongly, it could happen....more>
May 24, 2017

We're Sinking

When I wrote about why four out of five boats sink at the dock, I promised you that there would be another article on that fifth boat the one that sinks underway....more>
May 17, 2017

Safety First - In 10 Easy Steps

The United States Coast Guard characterizes its auxiliary corps as a "force multiplier," enabling the active-duty and reserves corps to do more with the budgeted dollars allocated by the US Congress....more>
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>
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