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Posts tagged as “Virginia Koetzner”

Buying the Right Boat

A boat holds more than our lunch, pillows, blankets, towels and a few lifejackets. The boat will keep us safe on the water. It reflects our style and represents the way we live. As such an important part of our recreational lives, buying the right…

Will You Buy An Electric Boat?

What comes immediately to your mind when the talk among boating friends turns to electric boats and buying them? Do you think, “I’m not in the market for another boat right now – that’s a decision I can put off,” or “Even if it does…

Nautical Eye Candy

We were standing outside, two strangers waiting for the owner of the marine consignment store to come, unlock the door, bring in his dogs and start the day. Drinking our Dunkin Donuts coffee, we made small talk about boats when he said, “You have a…

Thinking About the Next Boat

My husband and I grew up in families that bought new cars and new boats. The kept the boats longer than I would have. I saw long boat ownership as missed opportunities. For financial reasons and to be able to experience different rides I enjoyed…

Older Boaters

By the year 2030 the US Census predicts 20% of us will be 65 or older. The New York Times is worried about the prospects of the financial challenge of so many of us living longer. If you look around your marina you’ll probably find…

Living The Dream

We’ve all seen pictures of people sitting in the cockpit with a drink in their hand, pictures that usually come with articles about living on a boat. Some of us read the articles and think about the lucky ones able to agree to abandon the…