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Comments Off on Tips on Boating Safely in the Fog

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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Take a Swig of Sow & Pigs this Summer to Help Preserve Buzzards Bay

This post is excerpted from the Buzzards Bay Coalition blog (5/21/15) When driving down the crushed seashell driveway to Buzzards Bay Brewing in Westport, it’s impossible to ignore the scenery. The open fields, stone walls, and cedar shake farmhouse are quintessential coastal New England. There is solitude and history here.... Continue reading
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So Your Boat Has Trim Tabs?  Some Tips on How to Use Them Most Effectively.

A trim tab presses down on the water coming off the transom, lifting that side of the boat — effectively changing the running surface to suit changing conditions.  Independently controlled trim tabs compensate for differing loads and hold the boat’s attitude in crosswinds or crossing seas, easing the captain’s job... Continue reading