Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on July 29th, 2011
After two bouts of heat exhaustion, my wife is constanly on me about staying hydrated. Believe me, after what I experienced, I know how important it is to stay hydrated. To be honest, I thought I was doing a great job. That is until I read this article! 64 oz per hour!!!! Wow! Really makes you think! Hope you enjoy…and learn something! I sure did!
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Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on July 16th, 2011
Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Next to a full day of fresh powder that is! Hey doesn’t that sound nice and cool right about now with all these 100 degree days! But I stray from my point…
Staying safe on the water is important! Boating is usually a very safe and enjoyable summer activity, but without knowing the proper safety precautions, accidents can happen. It is always important to be aware of how to avoid boating injuries while on the water. It is important to make sure the boat is in good condition and you have the proper supplies available in case of an emergency. Some things you should have on your boat include…
Lifejackets (enough for all those onboard)
First Aid Kit
Communication devices such as a VHF Radio and/or cell phone – Do Not rely solely on your cell as we all know that those can be unreliable.
Sound Producing Device such as a horn or whistle
Signaling Device such as flares, a flashlight and even a mirror to use during the day.
Besides having the right equipment on your boat, it is also important to know how to use it all properly. You can learn all these things by taking a boating safety course and practicing with an experienced boater are two ways for boaters to learn safe habits. Whether you are working or enjoying recreational activities on or even near the water, the best water hazard insurance you can have is the ability to swim. I don’t mean that you have to be an olympic swimmer…just have basic knowledge and skills. So maybe a swim class in in order for the family as well. You can never be too safe! And remember never BUI (Boat Under the Influence)!
Here’s to Happy and Safe Boating!
Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on July 5th, 2011
I am guessing an apology is necessary. I admit, I am not good at this internet stuff much less blogging. Not to mention that work takes a front row seat and keeps me busy. I will try my best to keep up with this blog stuff.
Let’s just hope all of you are keeping up with your boats!! Don’t let the maintenance slip – it’ll cost you more in the long run! Now is the time to make sure you’ve got a fresh coat of wax on your boat. That way the gel-kote or paint doesn’t dry out!
Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on November 7th, 2010
Duck Season! That’s my break from sailing, but they open it too early. I mean can’t they do it later when it’s cold and I don’t really want to go sailing? Why make me choose? This weekend the ducks won! After all, it has been 9 months! Next weekend it’s back to the sails!
Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on November 4th, 2010
A hole in the water we throw money into! (But we cannot afford to neglect maintenance on them either.)
Every boat owner knows this is true. But yet we all continue to do it! Why?? Because no matter what, everyone knows that the relaxation and joy they bring relieve us of all the stress. Which means…they are good for us!
Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on November 2nd, 2010
Let’s face it, when someone says “winterize your boat” most people let those words go in one ear and straight out the other. Basically by winterizing, you avoid engine problems…for instance a cracked engine block, a cracked manifold or corrosion. Unfortunately, if you don’t winterize, you could be in for a rude awakening come spring time. Check out my website for more details!
Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on October 23rd, 2010
Will there ever be enough hours in the day? Just when you think you’re done, uh oh! There’s always more on that to do list. I’ve burnt the candle at both ends and now I’m sick. Yet still I keep working. What is up with that?
Posted by Greg | Uncategorized | Posted on October 22nd, 2010
Who would have thought? Me…blogging!
Deciding exctly how to go about this has been interesting to say the least. I wanted to relate it to work, but everyone knows that I work on boats. I didn’t think you’d want to read about what I did at the shop all day. So, after much thought, I’ve decided just to give you my “thought for the day”. What those thoughts will be are yet to be seen. Hopefully, we’ll have some fun and maybe even learn a few things too.