Ron Schmitt, Winner of 2017 Mel Barr Award at IBEX

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“I’ve been in the industry all my life,” says Ron Schmitt, President of G. G. Schmitt and Sons. “I don’t know what else I’d rather do. Working with the marine industry is like being in a fraternity. Every day is a challenge but the dedication of all the people around me that has made us…

Six New Products at IBEX Also to Display at Workboat 2017

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Thirteen products were pitched at IBEX Show 2017. These five, plus one not pitched but new, can be seen at Workboat Show 2017 in New Orleans. Product Pitch began a few years ago as “Pitch the Press”. It grew to be such a popular program that this year IBEX decided to open it up to…

Suddenly in Command ~ Murphy’s Law

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This article was published in Summer 2017 Nor’Easter for TONE (Tartan Owners Northeast). for the rest of the series go here: by Robin G. Coles Suddenly-in-Command: Murphy’s Law!   Don’t give up your compass, VHF radio or common sense just yet.  Both brothers Murray and Murphy are coming for a visit. Murray’s the one that…

Struggling with Subchapter M Compliance, Kheiron Can Help. The Clock is Ticking!

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A full day and many phone calls later, I’m not much smarter about Subchapter M than when I started my quest. What I do know is there are more changes coming as the USCG refines different articles for more clarity. The best advice – and I say that loosely – is to contact your local…

Suddenly in Command ~ Know Your Crew; Keep Them Safe!

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This article was published in Winter 2017 Nor’Easter for TONE (Tartan Owners Northeast). for the rest of the series go here: by Robin G. Coles They say the most successful businesses are those that work well with their employees. The same holds true with Captains of boats. The most successful trips are the ones who…
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