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Use Your Head
Contributed by MZona - This blog has been viewed 4509 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: May 31, 2011
Now look, I think of myself as a pretty tough dude. I mean after all you know, I did take shop class in a public high school in Chicago; in my mind believing I was the annoying rebel John Bender from the movie The Breakfast Club.
Rarely ever am I serious, but there’s something that’s been bothering me lately -- heavy on my mind. Two words: Severe Weather.
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East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale May 26, 2011
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 3274 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: May 26, 2011
Attention Snowbirds
St. Augustine Anchoring Update:
Heads up if you anchor in St. Augustine, Florida: Please visit http://www.boatus.com/gov/state_alert.asp#FL for information on the May 26th meeting on local anchoring ordinances.*
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Shoaling Again in Two Florida Inlets:
St. Augustine Inlet:
Due to the shifting shoal St Augustine Inlet Buoy 6 has been established in position 29-54-44.784N 081-16-54.191W to mark best water. All mariners ar...... Read More

Toms Tips About Dock Cleats
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 859 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: May 26, 2011
1. Many, after a hectic week, have a hard time relaxing when they reach their weekend anchorage.
2. Spend a few minutes checking your engine oil, belt, tranny fluid, coolant and other areas. It’ll put your mind at ease for the next run
3. If it’s safe, consider going swimming. Laps around the boat help you to sleep, are great exercise and fix your head (the one on your shoulders).
4. Read a book. Read one that you like and that gives some escape from day to day stresses.
5. Try doing things that you’ve always wanted to do but are embarrassed about admitting it&he...... Read More

Evening News
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 943 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: May 26, 2011
The evening news a few days ago said a guy was claiming that yesterday was supposed to be the end of the world. As I understand it he was going to watch it on TV—maybe on the evening news. People did all sorts of things, including driving across the country, fulfilling dreams and forgetting dreams. We took a short cruise in “Chez Nous.” It had nothing to do with the prediction; we were going to do it anyway. Actually it was hours after we had left on our short trip that we remembered what the evening was supposed to bring. “Oh well, this is a good place to see it.&rdq...... Read More

BoatUS ANGLER Insurance; Fishing with Structure Scan
Contributed by BCarson - This blog has been viewed 2542 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: May 25, 2011
As the 2011 boating and fishing season gets in full swing and my travels take me all over the country I am reminded of several things....first, just how important it is to have great insurance and on the water/road support.
As I pull my boat 1000's of miles to do on the water demos I constantly pass boats sitting on the side of the road with a bad bearing, flat tire, etc. and no tow vehicle to be seen. If these boaters would only discover BoatUS ANGLER and the incredible services they bring to the boating community, they would see that there is no need to abandon the boat and trailer...ever! ...... Read More

Fishing High and Muddy Water
Contributed by SChaconas - This blog has been viewed 1531 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: May 24, 2011
Last week I had a personal appearance at Rosner Toyota…brought my 2011 Skeeter ZX225 with 225 SHO Yamaha outboard…demonstrated casting and showed a bunch of lures. Thanks to everyone who came out to say hi!
Two weeks ago, I was honored to receive the 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award from the ICPRB. I saw a lot of local representatives from MD, VA, DC and the PRFC…along with FWS. I also ran into friends from RBFF, ASA NOAA and from tackle companies. In the Washington area we sure use a lot of abbreviations!

I’ve cancelled more fishing trips this year than ev...... Read More

Boat Ramp with LOTS of Parking
Contributed by TrailerClub1 - This blog has been viewed 7538 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: May 16, 2011
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People of the San Blas, Then and Now
Contributed by Feel Free - This blog has been viewed 1959 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: May 15, 2011
By Liz Tosoni
Kuna Yala (San Blas Islands),Panama
The longer we cruise the area, the more intrigued I become with the history and culture of this lovely land of soft spoken, tolerant, industrious people. On first impression, it seems like a kind of Utopia. Dig deeper and you discover the bigger picture. The panorama must appear much as it did when Vasco Nunez de Balboa first arrived.

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Making the Right Truck Choice
Contributed by kismet - This blog has been viewed 1495 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: May 15, 2011
By Jim Favors
A few years ago, we met a couple in Anacortes, Washington who owned a 60-foot motor yacht. Shortly after giving us a tour of their spacious and palatial vessel, the husband informed us they had recently put the boat up for sale and had ordered a 70 footer of the same make. He was not bragging by any means and it was obvious to us that they had the wherewithal to pull off this economic feat. When I asked him the reason for making a change, thinking to myself the 60-footer was so new and seemed so perfect in every way, he stated that the guest stateroom was just not large enough. B...... Read More

Balls and Boats
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 1427 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: May 12, 2011
I get to see a lot of neat stuff as I travel around on the water, and from time to time I like to tell you about something new, at least to me. This is an idea that’s inexpensive, solves a lot of problems, is easy to install and, from what I can see, works like it’s supposed to. And that last is a bit unusual for anything on the water.
I first learned of it from my friend Bob Adriance, as he stood on my dock and we talked about storm surges—a not so favorite subject for both of us. Bob is Editor of Seaworthy Magazine (www.boatus.com/seaworthy/) and Technical Director o...... Read More