Is Your Boat Zinc-ing ?

So what is the big deal about putting zincs on my boat, and why should I care ? Galvanic Corrosion When two different metals (like your bronze propeller and your stainless steel prop shaft) are put together underwater, they basically create a battery and electric...

Did You get April Fooled ?

The April Fools Harbor Talk newsletter was just that…. an April Fools newsletter ! None of the news items were real !  Just fishtails. Thanks for your feedback, it’s going to be a great summer ! Click HERE if you missed it or want to see previous years...

Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

Our friends at ValvTect offer an explanation of how the addition of ethanol undermines octane and fuel efficiency: There are three potential causes for “octane loss” and unfortunately none of them are linear. First: Ethanol separation.  In regular E-10 gasoline,...

VHF Radio Channels & Radio Use

  If you carry a VHF radio onboard, (a good idea for all boaters) you should maintain a watch on channel 16 whenever the boat is underway. Commercial vessels and all vessels over 20 meters and those carrying passengers for hire are required to maintain a radio...