Even an unnamed storm can expose a harbor's vulnerabilities. Make a storm plan now to prevent surprises this summer.

Creating a Storm Plan: 4 Tips to Remember

4/1/2012 - There is little that can be done on board once a Category 2 or above hurricane arrives. Make your preparations, EARLY, and seek shelter on shore. Check your insurance for a named storm clause which may pay, at least partially, for hauling expenses. But storms less powerful than hurricanes will… SEE MORE
A Northeaster, though not a named storm like a hurricane, can be a big, dangerous storm.

Planning for Summer Means Planning for Storms

3/31/2012 - If you're like most sailors, April finds you making plans for the boating season ahead. You're probably scouring the charts and deciding which favorite harbors to visit this year, and which new destinations to plug into the GPS. I learned the hard way, though, that in addition to these dreamy… SEE MORE
8-meter boat no. 17 racing at Marblehead. © Leslie Jones/Boston Public Library

A Trove of Historic Marblehead Images

3/30/2012 - Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we're constantly discovering, and sharing, new wonderful collections of historic coastal images. This collection, from the Boston Public Library's collection of images by Leslie Jones (1886-1967) has some of the most stunning shots we've ever seen from in and around Marblehead. To see… SEE MORE
Northerners vs. Southerners compete for the 15' Marshall Sandpiper World Championships off Useppa Island, FL.

Biennial Catboat Rendezvous Yields Fun, Champions

3/30/2012 - North vs. South. East vs. Midwest and West. Florida Chamber of Commerce weather with plenty of wind adding to the excitement. Excellent racing, good friendships, lots of food and drink. Even the Useppa Olympics! Everyone was a winner at the biennial Useppa Island Rendezvous, hosted this winter by the Useppa… SEE MORE
Isn't this the coziness we all crave aboard?

Cozy Cabin Comfort

3/30/2012 - Isn't this the coziness we're all striving for belowdecks? Sorry, this one's already under contract at Classic Boat Shop. But I'll bet there's another listing that would fit the bill nicely... SEE MORE
Wind Map, a slick new online tool to see wind patterns nationwide.

New Toy for Weather Junkies: Wind Map

3/29/2012 - We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We are weather junkies. We love anything that helps us better understand the conditions around us, and the latest online gadget looks like one that will be fun to stare at for hours on end. We discovered Wind Map through an… SEE MORE
Buck's Harbor is a beautiful and wild place, where rocky islands guard the rough waters of Machias Bay.

Savoring the Quiet Around Machias

3/29/2012 - Maine's Washington County is the place where the term Downeast becomes less of a myth and more of a reality. Towns like Cutler, Jonesport, and Lubec sit perched on the bold cliffs over the rough waters of the Atlantic. The lobster boats outnumber pleasure craft, and the working man outnumbers… SEE MORE
Sporting its new drop-down tailgate that will allow its owner to set more traps, Susan Lynn leaves Nauset Marine.

Provincetown Lobsterboat Gets a Drop-Down Tailgate

3/29/2012 - Nauset Marine recently installed an aluminum transom tailgate on a customer’s 36-foot lobsterboat, Susan Lynn. The boat, a Calvin Beal design built two years ago by Sargent’s Custom Boats in Milbridge, Maine, was in the Nauset shop for about a month while crews completed the modification and performed other significant… SEE MORE