Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Reef Safe Suncare      

Boating is dead.    There!    I’ve said and written what no one else in the industry or related media is willing to say but it’s true. Recreational powerboating in particular has been on life support, in my estimation since 1987, the year of the infamous Luxury Tax. The industry had been through the economic ups and […]

     OK, so I’m back. Did y’all miss me? That’s probably a question that’s best left unanswered so let’s just leave that one hanging for a bit while we get down to business. Since I work in the marine industry Monday through Friday dealing with the serious issues involving boats, their owners, and dealers […]

     How can something that starts out with the best intentions wind up almost costing a human life? I am of course referring to the recently imposed NOAA ban on jet-skis in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ( http://montereybay.noaa.gov/ ) including Half Moon Bay and the surf spot known as Maverick’s.    We were fortunate to […]

And so it goes….right into the new year. There’s a reason why we just turn the camera on and let it go because you never know what you’re going to get. There also aren’t very many radio shows out there that do what we do which is add the extra element of in-studio video, albeit […]

               Manatee Hunting Season Kicks Off Today    AVP News Syndicate  June 16, 2043    Merritt Island, Fl.–  The 10th manatee hunting season kicks off today with a record number of manatee hunters expected to take part in this years harvest.  An official with the FWC said that there was a record 13,658 applications for licenses this […]

       Is your life worth $140.00?     That’s not a whole lot of money even in this economy is it?    West Marine Ultimate Safety Harness: $69.99    West Marine 6′ Standard Safety Tether: $69.99    I know it is bad form to speak ill of the dead and that is not what I am here […]

   One of the most destructive  hurricanes to ever hit the United States just had an anniversary. It started as a tropical wave that emerged from the west coast of Africa on August 14. The wave spawned a tropical depression on August 16, and then became a tropical storm the next day.  It strengthened quickly and the storm reached hurricane strength on […]

I’ll be the first to admit dear readers that I have been in a bit of a rut in regard to writing a new post. It’s not that I don’t enjoy writing because I actually find it quite cathartic. It’s more like I have not been inspired or had that proverbial fire lit that would […]

      I’ll be the first to admit dear readers that I have been in a bit of a rut in regard to writing a new post. It’s not that I don’t enjoy writing because I actually find it quite cathartic. It’s more like I have not been inspired or had that proverbial fire lit […]

    I swear I could smell it as soon as I crossed the Indian River and came onto Merritt Island. It is a very distinctive odor and I’ve had the unfortunate experience of being involved in the aftermath of several incidents like the one I was quickly approaching. The odor became stronger the closer I got to Port Canaveral […]