As summer begins in New England and thousands of boaters hit the water, a significant portion of them will unknowingly break the written and unwritten rules of the water. Below is an incomplete list of boating faux pas, assembled by a professional mariner in no particular order, to keep your reputation, and your boat, in working order.
If you haven’t already made plans with your dad, you should consider spending a day on the bay! What dad wouldn’t want to enjoy the holiday soaking up the sunshine among the Calendar Islands? Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or a new activity to share with your father, Casco Bay has something for everyone.
Even with an abundance (relatively speaking) of power, there are still some things we just can’t do. One of them is to heat water with an electric water heater. Before I get into the nitty gritty of our situation, I’ll give you a spoiler: we have found a way to make hot water with little electricity or fuel. It is incredible. We now have electricity, refrigeration, and hot showers. This must be what yachting is like!
To be honest, we aren’t exactly sure if he fell or jumped. Regardless, he went for a swim on Sunday, making a few laps around the boat before being wrangled into the dinghy.
The goal of my planning was entirely sustainable, off-grid living from May to November. All of our systems will run off of our 12-volt battery system, charged primarily by solar and additionally by wind generators.
Are you ready for a break from Maine winter? Are you craving adventure in tropical locations? Here are 17 websites, blogs, and videos that will get you your summer fix!
I may be breaking my own rules by suggesting more people come here to visit, but let’s be honest, the secret is already out.
To break the pattern of daily life we set off in search of a micro-adventure in Portland Harbor.
The decision to bring a pet aboard has been brewing for a long time and endured many months of careful contemplation before deciding to start our search.
If you are new to sailing the equipment, terminology, skills, and costs can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways for everyone to go sailing that circumvent these barriers. Here are five ways to get started this summer.