Biff Matthews  Biff Matthews, PSPS Writer

Boating emergencies come in all forms; illness, accident, fire, taking on water or maan overboard. Who runs the boat when the captain is incapacitated, injured or worse?  Who runs the boat when the captain is deeply involved in an emergency such as man over board or taking on water?

October 2017 - Read the full articlle:  Can Anyone Aboard Save the Captain

The primary purpose of a VHF marine is safety, your safety plus people on board, other boaters and boats near you. I strongly recommend learning all you can about the almost endless capabilities of your VHF recreational marine radio. These radio features, when used, save time plus dramatically improve communication and safety. 

September 2017 - Read the full article: Proper Use of VHF Recreational Marine Radio Channels

It’s speculative just when marine electronics began evolving. Today you can buy side scan sonar, 3D bottom cartography, ERIB integrated with DCS and GPS. Displays are monitoring of engine and running systems employing color screens with touchpad technology.

August 2017 - Read the full article:  Marine Electronic Evolution Buy or Upgrade Now or Wait

The definition of a dinghy is a small boat used for recreation, transporting people and cargo, typically an inflatable rubber boat. It may function as a life raft, powered by an out board motor, sail or oars. Selecting the correct inflatable is important.

July 2017 - Read the full article:  Choosing the Correct Inflatable Dingy Made Easy

A summer raft up is a gathering of boats, usually a social event built around boaters on their boats. I believe the world record raft up was more than 200 boats though ours here locally are more like 5 to 20 boats. Summer days are perfect for a gathering of boaters.

June 2017 - Read the full article: Summer on the Water & Rafting Up

Kayaking, canoeing along with stand up paddle boarding are boating activities growing in popularity on our sounds and rivers. These introduce people to boating, getting them on the water where adventure, healthy activities, relaxation and fun await.

May 2017 - Read the full article:  Kayak, Canoeing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding...they are considered Boating