Get the Latest Scoop on Boat Monitoring Systems

When we last visited the subject of remote boat monitoring, it was an emerging technology with young innovative companies developing smart phone apps that informed you if your boat’s battery died or a bilge pump came on when you were away from the boat. Today, those startups have matured into sophisticated technology companies, offering a Read More

Looking Out for Trouble

About 17 million recreational boats are in use in the United States, according to the latest figures from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. I don’t know about you, but it seems like most of those boats are crossing in front of ours on summer weekends. The waterways are busy and are about to get busier Read More

Cure for Get-There-Itis

The day broke with a dark sky full of clouds and a stiff breeze from the north. Steven and Kristy had been anticipating this day for months, the first long vacation aboard their new boat. They had plenty of weekend outings, but this would be a two-week adventure from their home in Jupiter, FL, to a Read More

Your Boat Wants to Pay You Back

Did you know that every year the demand for boat rentals increases? That’s pretty good news if you own a boat. Because although we love our boats, it’s no secret that we boat owners have chosen one pricey hobby. Or, some might argue that it chose us. Either way, that’s precisely why Sail.me has come Read More

Person Overboard Devices to Match your Style of Boating

BOATERS SET OUT every day to enjoy the water, but unfortunately many do so in a mild state of denial. It’s an innocent but dangerous unwillingness to admit something could go wrong. They are understandably more focused on the day’s adventure. This is certainly the case with being prepared to find and retrieve a person Read More

Yacht Management

DID YOU BUY your boat for weekend recreation and find it takes four days of maintenance for every two days of enjoyment? Have you canceled a summer vacation on the boat, because the air conditioning wasn’t working? Do you live more than a few hours away from where you keep your boat? Do you love Read More

Seasickness – How not to Feed the Fish

Seasickness is a wicked spirit, always haunting those of us who love the sea. I’ve seen it make grown men crawl into a fetal position and cry for their mothers to relieve their wretched misery. The insidious condition we know as seasickness is not limited to the motion of the ocean. It can come from Read More

Captain’s Tips – Risk Assessment

Captain’s Tips – Risk is part of life. Anything that adds adventure to our lives adds risk, but seeking unbridled escapades doesn’t have to mean accepting unlimited risk. Boating is one of the most rewarding adventures, and fortunately is one in which related risks can be easily managed. Knowing the most likely cause of boating Read More

Smart Boater – Sacrificial Anodes

For some, being a smart boater and maintaining a boat is a chore that interferes with the enjoyment of boating, but for others the upkeep is actually the joyful part of boating. Regardless of which category you fall into, the simple things often give us grief. It’s fairly easy to keep up with big items Read More

Eco-Friendly Boating – The Clean Scene

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, spring cleaning! Whether starting a boating season or enjoying the middle of year-round boating, the task of cleaning is inevitable. A clean boat is good, but a lot of products and processes can be environmentally harmful. Here are eco-friendly boating techniques to protect the environment and your Read More