Watching Fireworks From Your Boat this 4th of July

June 30th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Watching Fireworks From Your Boat this 4th of July)

When I was growing up, we used to watch a fireworks display that was shot out over the Pacific Ocean from Cape Kiwanda in near Pacific City, Oregon.  It was a highlight of the summer to spend a day trolling for salmon the our dory,then head in and barbeque the catch.  This was followed by …
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Alcohol Suspected in Boat Grounding in San Juans

June 27th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Alcohol Suspected in Boat Grounding in San Juans)

According to Three Sheets Northwest, alcohol is suspected in the grounding of a 22′ Boston Whaler in the San Juan islands of Washington State. According to reports, the captain and his dog were on the boat and apparently he fell asleep, grounding at around 5:30 PM on Friday.  He waited for an incoming tide to lift the …
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Summer Has Arrived So Here’s A Boating Safety Tip to Keep In Mind – 262211

June 24th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Summer Has Arrived So Here’s A Boating Safety Tip to Keep In Mind – 262211)

Did you know they call skin cancer “the sailor’s Disease”?  Summer boating season is here and direct sun coupled with intense UV reflected from the water dramatically increase the amount of sun you get when you’re out on the boat.  A beautiful afternoon on the water can lead to serious sunburn for the unprotected. While …
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Cardboard Boats: Sink or Swim?

June 22nd, 2011 | Posted by denise in Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Cardboard Boats: Sink or Swim?)

Students in Plentywood High School’s Advanced P.E. class received an unusual assignment this year: construct a cardboard boat and paddle across Bolster Dam. Bolster Dam is a small, 100 acre dam on the north end of Plentywood, MT. It is a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and the occasional jet skier. Bitterly cold temperatures during …
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A beautiful Scarab on a boat lift in Crystal River, Florida While our boat is small, it was still too large to check as luggage on our flight, so we met up with Captain Stacey Dunn in Crystal River, Florida. Stacey holds her 50 Ton Masters license, but since retiring spends her time on Manatee Conservation …
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