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Scott Zeien

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Tips on Understanding Channel Markers

You probably know “Red Right Return” as a basic rule of navigation, but there are more than a hundred different navigation marker variations in U.S. waterways. Here is a rundown on the most common aids in all navigable waterways except Western rivers. Learn to identify them on the chart and... Continue reading
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Tips on Boating Safely in the Fog

Fog can develop quickly, reducing visibility to just a few yards and leaving you confused about your boat’s position and the obstructions around you.  Limited visibility raises the risk of a collision, so it’s important to adapt to the conditions and take preventive action.  Here are 5 steps to remember... Continue reading
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A History of Shipwrecks in Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bay is littered with shipwrecks, though it is impossible be certain of how many ships have been lost in this area of shoals and reefs, dense fog, and strong tides. Some wrecks have survived to be explored by divers, while others have been salvaged. All leave behind stories of... Continue reading
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If You Can Get Out on the Water on June 14th, Don’t Miss the Start of the Marion-Bermuda Race!

Don’t miss the (6/14) start of Marion-Bermuda: One of New England’s most storied sailing races! 50 boats ranging in size from 34 to 118 feet will set sail from Marion, MA, 645 miles SSE out of Buzzard's Bay, across the Gulf Stream and on to the finish off St David's... Continue reading
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How to Use That Little Red “Distress” Button on Your VHF Radio

It’s called DSC (Digital Selective Calling), and it allows today’s VHFs to send an automated mayday that alerts the Coast Guard and other vessels to your emergency. The idea is that the red button is pre-programmed with information about your boat so that, in the event of a life-threatening situation,... Continue reading