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Suddenly in Command: Spare Parts and Tools

This article was published in Winter 2020 Nor’Easter for TONE (Tartan Owners Northeast; page 3).  For the rest of the series go here. It’s 4:00pm and the last tender from Grand Cayman Island left the dock an hour ago. Everyone’s safely on board and we’re heading for Cozumel. As I prepare to get ready for […]

Suddenly in Command ~ Check Your Emergency Equipme...

Woohoo! Boating season is here. That means it’s time to check your emergency (safety) equipment. There’s nothing worse than being out on the water when an emergency strikes. Your loved one or friend becomes suddenly-in-command. They can’t find your equipment. Or, worse yet, it is old, falling apart or missing. According to the Chapman’s Piloting […]

What does boating and hunting have in common?

“Both are two strange activities I got into as an adult,” says Nando Zucchi, VP Special Marketing for Evinrude. Lucky for BRP Marine Group, Zucchi chose to stay with boats. Growing up in Reading, Massachusetts, just 15 miles north of Boston, Zucchi didn’t do any boating. It wasn’t until he moved to Milwaukee. There he […]

A Day in the Life of a Seafarer

Some will argue life at sea was easier back before regulations were established by the IMO, US Coast Guard and ABS. But was it really? Most of the ships were Foreign Flags. That meant long tours of duty and no union. Today you’ll find seafarers prefer American flagships; the pay is better, and they’re unionized. […]

Suddenly in Command ~ Preparation is Key!

“Thank you for the article – the message is fantastic – appropriate, timely and perfect. I love the photo, it speaks volumes…well done.” Sam Swoyer, TONE It’s funny how things happen. I struggled with this article’s topic until 2 weeks before it was due.  I was waiting for a friend at the beach when I […]

Nautic Alert X2

“One of the key things that differentiates us from other products,” says Nick Velado, VP Engineering at Nautic Alert, “is the fact that we rely on measured and verified data.” Nautic Alert X2™ is an early detection platform. It gives boat owners the information and time they need to deal with critical situations on their […]