Tech Talk: New Volvo Breakthrough
Leave it to the Volvo folks to put a new spin on propulsion systems. Contributing writer Tom Hale was able to get hands-on experience with the new Volvo FWD when he stopped by the Miami Boat Show in February. He eschewed the chance for a little wake surfing, which we’re sure he sorely regrets.
Shoal Draft: Suiting Up
Beware the bewitching weather of spring, says contributing writer Ralph Naranjo, who warns that warm spring zephyrs can mask the still-frigid Bay water. Shoal-draft boaters need to dress for success and be prepared for what could be a life-threatening tumble into the drink.
Nautical Know How: Storm Lines
When the wind starts to howl, make sure your boat is secure in her slip with these tips from Tom Hale, a liveaboard who sure knows how to tie one on—a boat to a dock, that is.
Jody’s Log: Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Bindi, the intrepid ship’s puppy aboard Moment of Zen, takes pen in paw to forewarn her canine colleagues of the deceptive nature of Bay place names. She was disappointed, she says, in a recent run to Elk River and Turkey Point.
Weather Eye: Fish Like a Girl
Wendy Mitman Clarke is one proud mom, and it shows in this essay about her daughter’s fishing prowess. More than that, she suggests that the more we can get kids involved with the natural world, the more likely they’ll be to carry the flag for conservation and clean-up efforts in the years to come.
Cover Photo by: Shawn Kimbro