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Welcome! Some new Sponsors and a New Site

Welcome! Some new Sponsors and a New Site

Welcome! Some new Sponsors and a New Site Ed’s Boat Tips A Website For Boating Enthusiasts. July will go down as one of my more frustrating months working in the online world. EBT (Eds Boat Tips got hacked on June 30th and we have been through quite an ordeal since then cleaning all our files and simultaneously re-designing the site. Continue Reading »

Get The ABCY Boating Safety Checklist App For Your IPhone.

Get The ABCY Boating Safety Checklist App For Your IPhone.

Get The ABCY Boating Safety Checklist App For Your IPhone. The following press release came in this morning from ABYC headquarters. Check out the free APP. All apped out? go to the ABYC link shown below and order up your free paper copy. Newest BOATING SAFETY CHECKLIST APP Educates Boaters and Helps Keep Them Safe June 24, 2013, Annapolis, MD: Continue Reading »

ABYC Boating Safety Check A Success!

ABYC Boating Safety Check A Success!

What You Can Learn From An ABYC Boating Safety Check. The above picture is one of over 20 boats that participated in the ABCY annual boating safety check program. Several weeks ago, (May 4th to be exact) ABYC held it’s annual boating safety check at Port Annapolis Marina. The idea here is to offer a free safety inspection to any Continue Reading »

New Wire Sizer Application for iPad

New Wire Sizer Application for iPad

This App Makes Working On Your Boat’s Wireing A Breeze. Wire Sizer screen is simple to work with. Just drag a finger up or down on the iPad touch screen to change the parameters in each field. I found myself searching my way through the Apple iTunes store over the long Thanksgiving weekend and tripped over a really useful application for us Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy, Rhode Island Impact

Hurricane Sandy, Rhode Island Impact

The Impact Of Hurricane Sandy’s Impact At One Rhode Island Marina. Well she’s come and gone. In general I think the damage here in RI was minimal compared to some of our neighboring states, but we certainly did not get out of this one totally unscathed. I saw one boat on the beach this morning in my hometown of Wickford, Continue Reading »

Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology

Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology

The Fundeamentals Of Marine Service Technology By Ed Sherman It is with great pride that I announce the publication of a new book that I and one of my good friends and longtime editors Tim Murphy have just  published through the ABYC. This whole project came about as part of a grant from the Kathy and Jerry Woods foundation and has Continue Reading »

America's Cup, a New Beginning

America's Cup, a New Beginning

OK, I’ll admit it, I was sceptical about the America’s Cup World series event just held in Newport, RI over the past weekend. I still have lingering memories of the last go around and all the rather annoying courtroom activity. Sailboat racing gone bad, rich dudes whining…. it all just turned me off to the whole thing. But, I have Continue Reading »

The Future Marine Technicians, 2012

The Future Marine Technicians, 2012

One of the never ending battles I deal with working within the marine industry is trying to explain to employers, most of whom complain to me on a regular basis about how hard it is to find good help, that they need to be proactive. With that in mind, each year I serve as a judge at the Skills USA Continue Reading »

XANTREX Offers Online Training

XANTREX Offers Online Training

Don Wilson, the “Tech Doctor” I have had a chance to check out a press release that came in over the wires yesterday regarding our friends at XANTREX. Online training videos with their TECH Doctor, Don Wilson are now available to answer common questions about not just their products, but all things related to their products like types of electricity, Continue Reading »