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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 […]

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 […]

Ron Schmitt, Winner of 2017 Mel Barr Award at IBEX

“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 Workbo...

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

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 […]

Float Plans – Do You File One?

As the Miami Boat Show quickly approaches it reminds me of the many boaters who travel from all over the world to attend this show. And, I can’t help wondering if the guy I overheard on the bus trip from the parking lot to the Strictly Sail Show ever got his catamaran. If so, did […]