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Posts tagged as “Virginia Koetzner”

The Canal Boat Experience

Have you ever thought about living on a boat? The canal boat life as experienced by the Brits on their narrowboats was the topic of a recent New York Times article. The English canal system started out as manmade connections between cities and towns on…

The Boat I Didn’t Buy

The old Huckins in the back of the used car lot had seen better days. Where repairs had been made they seemed to have been made by a person who had never been on a boat before. I did not expect a $4,500 boat that…

Women Boat Buyers

Some in the marine industry were not surprised at the pent up demand for boats resulting from the pandemic lockdowns in many parts of the country in 2020. What seemed harder to grasp was the proportion of women in the surge toward boat ownership. Women…

Water Bikes

If you ask three people what water biking is, you could expect three different answers, including, “What’s that?” Water bikes have been around since the 1800s when they were called water velocipedes. More recently called amphibious cycles or hydrocycles, water bikes are propelled on land…

Hooked on Fishing

Working at jobs we see as rewarding and fulfilling never happens for some of us. We can go through several careers and jobs before some of us find the right path. The really lucky among us see their opportunities early on and focus on making…

Going Lobstering

My first serious boyfriend introduced me to a treat I never forgot. A diver, he sometimes came across lobsters in the ocean off Fire Island. His mother steamed the three he found at a wreck off Ocean Beach, provided lots of melted butter and showed…