Tag: Boat

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) Racing your sailboat is not only fun, but it’s a great way to make new friends and sharpen your sailing skills. You’ll learn better helm skills, sail trim, reading the wind, minding currents, and a lot of other parts of sailing you may not pay as much attention to when […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) A good boat name speaks to you, and it fits the boat. Coming up with something original, fitting, and maybe even clever can be harder than you think. Your boat and how you use it are a personality, and it needs to fit the boat. And since you’re going to […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) It’s often said that a boat is a hole in the water where you dump money. If you’ve ever paid for a surprise repair bill or filled the tank on an offshore sport fisher, you’ve felt it. But even small boats can cost a lot to keep running. With the […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) This is a very subjective list, and my list will be nothing like yours unless you have a similar boat and a similar lifestyle and way of using your boat. For context, I’ve been cruising full time and living aboard my boat since 2012, though we’ve owned her for fifteen […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  One of the weirdest summers in memory is drawing to a close. With the pandemic, we tossed all our usual summer activities and plans in the air to land where they would. Many people took to boating with their families as a good way to get some social distance from […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor)  Read Part I, Part III, and Part IV of buying a used boat. Back in July we started a series on things to look for when buying a used boat. We touched on a few easy checks you can make the first time you look at a boat. Some of […]

by B.J. Porter (Contributing Editor) Preventing winter damage to your boat and making spring commissioning easier are the two main objectives of winterizing your boat. With these two goals in mind, what do you need to know when you’re getting ready to winterize? How Winter Can Harm Your Boat Freezing water expands with inexorable force. […]