photo of a paper chart

Updating paper charts

If you’re considering a significant voyage this coming boating season, now is a good time to examine and update your backup paper charts—especially those printed …

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Photo of the sailboat Pauline after being sunk by Hurricane Ian

The Resurrection of Pauline

After Fort Myers Power Squadron Commander Gene Kent’s beloved 1976 Irwin sailboat, Pauline, sank at the dock during Hurricane Ian in September 2022, he told …

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Cloud Nine at the Devil's Thumb in Lure of High Ice

Lure of High Ice

Photography by David Thoreson There’s a rule of thumb veteran ice skippers like Roger Swanson come to understand about the Arctic: You don’t know what …

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The Boat Loan Ranger in front of the Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay

Exploring the Inside Passage

The Inside Passage, which runs along the northern U.S. west coast and British Columbia, Canada, has been one of my family’s favorite cruising destinations over …

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Paddlecraft can benefit from a vessel safety check

Paddlecraft vessel safety checks

As an experienced paddler and vessel examiner, I know that many paddlers don’t see themselves as boaters and rarely take boating safety courses. Paddle sports …

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The Boat Lioness' spinnaker

Summer Cruise Circa 1990

After two months of planning, the day finally arrived for our long-awaited summer cruise from our home port at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club in Little …

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Learn what to wear for cold water paddling

Cold water paddling

Water temperatures start to drop as we head into fall and winter. While paddling in cooler climes can be a lot of fun, paddlers need …

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