Life Jackets Can Save Your Life, Even if You’re Cool

May 21st, 2012 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on Life Jackets Can Save Your Life, Even if You’re Cool)

While many think that they are too cool for school and that life jackets are cramping their style, The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is trying to show that safety while on the water is something that should be taken seriously.  This week (May 19-26) is National Safe Boating week and the NSBC is making …
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Boat Propellers – Should You Choose a Fixed Hub or a Removable Hub Prop?

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Boat Propellers – Should You Choose a Fixed Hub or a Removable Hub Prop?)

When you’re choosing a boat propeller, the hub is very important as it must fit your motor’s drive shaft.  The hub serves to transmit the power from the drive shaft to the propeller.  It also provides a safety mechanism as it is designed to fail during a serious impact, protecting the drive shaft and gear …
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Kicking Back in Key Largo

July 29th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Kicking Back in Key Largo)

I’ve lived most of my life around water in the Pacific Northwest, and did a stint in Hawaii, but the waters around Key Largo, Florida are really spectacular.  We had the chance to spend a little time (too little) in the area and do a some boating earlier this summer.  I will never forget navigating the …
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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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