July 2009 Entries
Hey There! Captain Chris here!
Joining a boating club or organization is another great way to enjoy your boat and meet people who share the same passion as you do. Personally, I am a member of my local United States Power Squadron and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and two other clubs in the area.
Here is a quick link on our site where you can locate a boating club or organization near you. If you’re thinking about joining a club, there are a couple of things that you need to consider.
Cost: How much is my membership and...
posted @ Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:26 AM |
Hey There! Capt. Chris here!
I wanted to share with you this link to the “Special Offers” section on www.discoverboating.com. You can order a couple of free boating magazines to enjoy when you are sitting on the back bench of the boat or get some special deals on boating books and games.
I always leave my boating magazines in my office at work. Everyone comes in to check out the latest edition of their favorite sailing, yachting or fishing magazine.
There are books for all skill levels and all ages. One of my daughter’s favorite books is “My First Picture Book of Boating...
posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:22 AM |
Hey there! Captain Chris here!
This past weekend I was asked by two different people what would be a great gift for the boater in their life. As I sat there and thought for a minute what I would want, what I need, and what i can always use; I came up with a short list that will meet anyone’s budget. Take a look and let me know if I’m missing anything important:
Deluxe Pocket Knife - A sailor or a power boater cannot live without one of these.
Charts - You...
posted @ Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:24 AM |
Hey There! Captain Chris here!
There is no secret formula when trying to select the right boat for you or your family. You first need to determine what you want to do with your new boat. Do you want to spend the night on the boat and go places for the weekend? Do you want to water-ski or fish? Does the boat have to fit into a garage or need to be towed to the lake?
I have some tips for your that will help you become a happy boat owner in no time!
Choose The Right...
posted @ Tuesday, July 14, 2009 2:06 PM |
All the entries are in for the i-Discovered Boating photo and video contest— that means it’s judging time! Discover Boating will choose two winners; one video ad and one print ad. Each ad’s creator will be awarded five thousand dollars in cash! PLUS, if we run either ad as part of our advertising campaign, we’ll add another five thousand dollars to the prize, for a total of ten thousand dollars! In the meantime, you can view and rate the entries.
Be sure to share the link with your friends and family so they can see why “Life is better with...
posted @ Wednesday, July 08, 2009 5:15 PM |
If you enjoy boating, you probably enjoy taking your best friends out on your boat. What if some of your best friends happen to have four legs and a tail? Here is a cool story that proud dog owners Jan Phelps and Jim Petru shared with me!
Canadian Champion Khamsin’s Raffi El Marrakech
Call Name: Raffi
Owners: Jan Phelps and Jim Petru
Written by Jan Phelps
"Raffi was born on July 25, 2005 in Michigan , and came to us at age 12 weeks. We are great Oiler fans, so he was named after Raffi Torres, who, unfortunately, is no...
posted @ Tuesday, July 07, 2009 11:48 AM |