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Skipper’s Corner – So You’re Looking for Dock Space?

As I write, winter is in full retreat. Today will top out at 70 degrees and it’s not even mid-March. Boat covers are already coming off and boatyards are active. You just bought your first boat or you’re looking for a different dock this year…

On Living Aboard

We’re still sitting here under house arrest, due to the pandemic, although the outlook is getting better, so we’re told.The Blonde, my wife is still working from ‘home’ or in this case, Patty O’, our forty two foot Huckins sedan cruser. Her work load has…

CT Fishing Report

Every time we have a slow day on the water, maybe even take a sniff of the skunk’s hind end; it’s never our fault for choosing the wrong spot, poor lure choice or some other factor. Simply blame it on the weather. True to a…

NJ Fishing Report

Last April we were in full lockdown with Covid and fishing opportunities were slim to say the least as marinas, public accesses and party boats were suspended. Those in the know were able to sneak around and find some accessible out of the way spots…

LI Fishing Report

The weather has started to warm up and we started to finally see the winter’s snowmelt. Water temps are starting to warm up as the days are getting longer and spring is around the corner. Lakes and shallow ponds have started to see the ice…

The Jewish Pirates

History often plays with the past and facts are often distorted or full of omissions. The many histories, novels, and movies, written about pirates, makes one think the largest group of pirates were English, French and Dutch with North African Moorish, Turkish and Chinese thrown…

A Trailerable Houseboat

At first glance, the Caraboat looks familiar but then again it is like nothing I have seen before. Basically, it is a luxury camper trailer or what the Europeans call a Caravan that also can be used as a boat. The concept of a houseboat…

Skipper’s Corner

What is one of the most important things to do to stay safe on your boat. The answer is to pay attention to what you are wearing or not wearing on your feet. It so happens that one of the most common cause of boating…