Category Archive for: ‘Advice’

CREW WATCHER – A Brand New Product Everyone Should Wear Aboard Their Boat

CrewWatcher 2

Hear ye, hear ye!!!  A brand new product that can be seen and demonstrated at the Miami Boat Show.  Please everyone go to the Weems and Plath booth D 205 Tent D at the boat show, and see the newest safety products that can save a life, or lives.  The CrewWatcher is the most important piece of equipment everyone, including …

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Cool Products No One Knows About

How many wonderful products do you have aboard your own boat?  I have so many that I have been using for many years, and many miles, and a lot of these products are unknown to many who are out there cruising.  Look at this list below, and see how many items you know and use constantly.  If you don’t know …

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Great Sat Phone Info from Annie with


Sometimes this electronic gear can seem SO complicated!  I remember trying to decipher all of these satellite service packages, how many “minutes” each type of transmission costs, how even to make or receive calls!  But, after some serious research and some serious help from the very professional and friendly associates at OCENS even this old sailor learned a few new …

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PAM SAYS: Watch This Video on How to Steer When You Have Lost Your Steering

Pam At The Helm Hylas

One of the many thoughts about offshore, and inshore, cruising is what can I do if I loose my steering.  All the maintenance and forethought on your boat’s steering system can sometimes fail, and you could be left with no way to steer your boat to safe harbor.  Every conscientious cruiser should have a plan for loss of steering.  Fiorentino …

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Hurricane Erika August 2015


Can you imagine how I felt being all the way across the ocean in France, in gorgeous weather cruising on the French Canals with great friends, when I found out that Fort Lauderdale was in the bull’s eye of the approaching Hurricane Erika? Yes, I had powered up the New River and tied KANDARIK up to my summer Hurricane Season …

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