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Sentinels and Saviors of the Sea

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service will be highlighted. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard follow in the fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels and saviors of the…

On Living Aboard

We’ve been isolated aboard ever since the Corona virus took over the country. The Blonde, my wife works from home, i.e. the boat, albeit far less then pre-epidemic. It’s relatively easy to keep out of the mainstream living on a boat full time as we…

NJ Fishing Report

Will March allow us more freedom from Covid? Tough to say as of February, but we can wish that it will get better month by month as we move into springtime. March is a month of excitement, mainly because it’s truly the first days of…

CT Fishing Report

You know you are racking up the fishing seasons, which sadly seem to pass at an ever increasing rate every year as one ages, which only means time flies when you are having fun, especially with a fishing rod in hand. Constant action helps push…

Legal Perspective – What Is A Maritime Lien?

Most people are familiar with the concept of liens in one way or another. If a contractor performs work for a homeowner and doesn’t get paid, they might assert a mechanic’s lien against the home. If a doctor provides a patient with treatment involving an…

LI Fishing Report

Before you know it we will be tearing off the shrink-wrap on the boat and scheduling launch dates. Now is the time to not only get your boat ready but a great time to take care of your tackle. Don’t wait until the last minute!…

The Sailaway Gourmet

Who knew we’d still be wearing masks and having to avoid each other. Hopefully everyone who has had to spend more time at home and less in person time has made use of Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and all those other modes of seeing and speaking…

Rescue, Recovery and Re-Warm – The Maritime 3 R’s

When we were kids, it was all about readin’, ritin’ and ‘rithmatic. On the sea, especially in cold water environments, it is all about rescue, recovery and re-warming. I don’t expect that there are many boaters out there on our bays, creeks and littoral areas…

Lines Led Aft

Ternabout, my 20-foot sloop, had halyards that were wire-to-rope and original to the boat. After 20+ years of use, they were stiff as boards. The rope section was 5/16” line and the wire around 1/16”. I looked around for replacements but couldn’t find any stock…