Winterizing Your Engine

By Don Casey Credit: Al Posnack When the temperature falls below freezing, if there is water inside your engine or gearcase, the result can be a cracked block or housing and a repair bill that runs into the thousands. It is easy enough to prevent this unhappy circumstance by putting your boat's engine [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

J/70 World Championship

March 12, 2012 became a historic day for the J-Boats company. The 1st J/70 hull # 1 made her debut on the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island on a unseasonably warm day.  Eight days later hull #2 made her way into the water and they spent the week in sail trials. "Now, there are 350 [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Clean Boats = Clean Waters

Clean boats help prevent introduction, spread of aquatic invasive species Article By: Boat Michigan The Michigan Boating Industries Association and Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers and boaters that they should clean their boats, trailers and equipment before and after use to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan. Boats can [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Prep for Winter Series 1

Fall is fast approaching and with it the sad day that you haul out your boat and pack her away for the winter.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind before that last day on the water which will help your boat fair well over the cold winter months. One of the [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

How To Start Racing

Nothing compares to the exquisite happiness that sailboat racing can give you. Racing offers you an unmatched range of mental and physical challenges while taking you to places you've never been. No Boat? No Crew? No Experience? No Problem! Owners are always looking for crew members just as crew are always seeking a new owner [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Inspecting A Used Boat Series: Part 1 – Hull & Deck

By John Siwicki Many forces act upon a boat (especially sailboats) and they need diligent maintenance. It is not financially practical to have every boat you are interested in surveyed, so you want to do the initial inspection yourself and try to spot any major problems. The main and most critical component of a boat [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Towing a dinghy while underway

When towing a dinghy there are a few important points to note for safe and low risk travel. The best line to use for towing a dinghy is floating line – this prevents wrapping the dinghy painter around the prop, which can disable your boat and put you in serious danger.  However, it is important [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Chicago – Mackinac 2014 Results

  The Chicago to Mackinac is one of the oldest freshwater races and is typically held within a week before or after the Bayview Mackinac race which is the oldest consecutive freshwater race. This year 317 racers participated having more than 2,500 crew members! Light winds forced most of the fleet to stay close to shore. [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:18+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |