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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 Superstitious as a Seafarer

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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 Wind, and How it Affects your Boat

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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 Dinghy Poker Run Pictures 2013

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Romance and the Sea, the stuff of movies and countless books

July 18, 2013

  Romance and the Sea, the stuff of movies and countless books. While others gaze outward at the sea, boaters gaze lovingly at their boats. Do you have this affection ? It’s easy to see, when walking away from their boat, they turn and look back for that one last glimpse. They’ll drive by and look or sit in the parking lot admiring. When in the launch or dinghy pulling away, they…Read Romance and the Sea, the stuff of movies and countless books

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Things to do around the Sound - Summer 2013

July 16, 2013

  Here is a list of some things to do around the Sound in the next few weeks.   Have suggestions or additions ?  Send 'em in !   July 25 – 28  Gather of the Vibes     Bridgeport http://gatheringofthevibes.com/ July 26 – 28  Newport Folk Festival    Fort Adams http://www.newportfolkfest.net/   July 27  2’nd Annual Dinghy Poker Run    Norwalk…Read Things to do around the Sound - Summer 2013

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Boat Maintenance - Cleaning and Waxing

July 4, 2013

The wax you so diligently applied in the spring may be wearing thin after all the rain and bad weather we've had so far this summer. Boaters often swear by the products they choose; silicone based, paste waxes, carnauba, PETF or mystery additives, but none protect forever and some, not even a few weeks. So starting with the exterior and working our way to the boat bottom, let’s discuss boat…Read Boat Maintenance - Cleaning and Waxing

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What is Being Done to Restore and Protect Long Island Sound?

July 1, 2013

The federal Clean Water Act of 1972, started water pollution control programs which have led to measurable improvements in the water quality of Long Island Sound. Obvious sources of pollution were controlled through permit programs. Tidal wetlands were protected, sewage treatment plants improved, and industrial discharges controlled.     However, to fully restore the health of the…Read What is Being Done to Restore and Protect Long Island Sound?

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The Summer Solstice and SUPERMOON !

June 20, 2013

  The Summer Solstice - The longest day of the year, arrives tomorrow, June 21, at exactly 1:04 am EDT. At that time the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth will reach it’s point of greatest inclination to the Sun.   Also known as Mid-Summer, the summer solstice is an important holiday in much of the Northern Hemisphere, and was very important to many ancient cultures. Long associated with…Read The Summer Solstice and SUPERMOON !

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Is Renaming a Boat Unlucky ?

June 20, 2013

  Can it be done without a ceremony ?   Will the lords and gods of Sea and Wind be offended ?    We try to answer those questions. A quick Google search turns up 83,900 results in 0.29 seconds and a Bing search, 193,000 results, so the answer must be yes…   Here’s some of what we found:    Remember, everything you read on the internet is true, right…Read Is Renaming a Boat Unlucky ?

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Boating Safety - Fenders and Docklines

June 13, 2013

  Notice:  NOT Bumpers or Ropes !  Bumpers are for dinghies and strollers and a dockline (or any line on a boat) stopped being a "rope" the minute you walked out of the store. Seriously, walking the docks you can see a vast array of fenders and various docklines ranging from mermaid fenders, "hole on each end" spherical and "line through the middle" fenders along with docklines which…Read Boating Safety - Fenders and Docklines

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