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Blog Archive :: August 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013

Protection for your Phone or Tablet

August 29, 2013

Are you using your phone or tablet more frequently on the boat ? Is it time to consider a protective case....                 just in case ?  Here's a quick guide to some options that are available...   The lowest common denominator is a heavy duty zip lock bag, followed by the waterproof pouch type cases.  Most will allow touch screen…Read More

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Where you on a boat when the power went out ?

August 14, 2013

  10 years ago this week the Northeast suffered the largest blackout ever experienced. Were you out on your boat when it happened ?   On our mooring in Norwalk harbor, having just finished a picnic supper aboard, we were astonished to see the lights ashore go out as if a magic wand waived first over Sono and then around to East Norwalk. Eventually, only the lights of cars ashore and…Read More

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Superstitious as a Seafarer

August 8, 2013

  Seafaring has always been one of the world’s most dangerous occupations, and throughout history sailors have searched to find the cause or underlying reason for accidents or disasters. This has given rise to popular superstitions that have continued through today. The popular expression “knock on wood” is based  on seafarers pounding the hull of the boat to test for rotten…Read More

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Wind, and How it Affects your Boat

August 1, 2013

  A few weeks back we discussed how current can affect power boats, as well as sailboats  ( See article HERE ) and now it's time to review WIND and it's affect on your boat. Every boat is affected by the wind, depending on their projected area and that area's location (high far forward due to a large sweeping bow, big enclosed cockpit aft, large cabin and flybridge amidships, etc).  Thus…Read More

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Dinghy Poker Run Pictures 2013

August 1, 2013

  2013 Pictures  (updated 8/3/13) If you have pictures to post, please e-mail them to Rick Delfosse  rdelfosse@rexmarine.com        Read More

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