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Sailing aboard the Hindu

by Switlik on 08. Aug, 2017 in Marine

Every sailor dreams of adventure on the water. Many even take it further by making their living using their sailing and hospitality skills. Devin Liang, a young adventurer and all-around-good-guy who isn’t afraid of hard work, is spending his summer as part of the crew  on the schooner Hindu.

How to Manage and Prepare for Adverse Weather While on the Water

by Switlik on 07. Aug, 2017 in Marine

From rapidly changing winds and increasing waves to severe thunderstorms and fog, there are more than enough weather threats to mariners.

In a recent blog post, Accuweather.com reports thunderstorms are one of the more common dangers to boaters because they can develop quickly.

According to both the Coast Guard and National Weather Service, boaters should never venture out if thunderstorms are a possibility. If out in the water and you notice approaching storms, return to land or shelter as soon as possible.

Dinner is served -- waterside

by Switlik on 01. Aug, 2017 in Marine

Sharing good times on your boat with family and friends is likely one of the reasons you bought a boat. After all, gatherings on the water are always more enjoyable and memorable than those on land.

But entertaining on a boat does present certain challenges. There’s less room, a smaller kitchen area to work with (if there’s a kitchen at all), and you are more vulnerable to the weather. Here are a few tips to make sure your onboard party experiences smooth sailing.

Your passenger’s view of safety

by Switlik on 27. Jul, 2017 in Marine

Many seasoned boaters have spent years on the water, enjoying the lifestyle it provides. Experienced mariners are typically prepared for the unpredictability of the sea. But what about your guests on the boat?

11 safety items every boater should have

by Switlik on 13. Jul, 2017 in Marine

As fun as boating can be, when problems arise on the water, things can get really bad, really fast. That’s why it’s important to be prepared by having appropriate safety gear on your boat. Here are 11 items every boater should have on his or her boat.

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