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Make 2015 A Great Year – Fill It With Boating Activities!

Karen Berge

Karen Berge

I enjoy living in Seattle, where boating opportunities abound. My goal is to take advantage of them all!
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Early each year, ideally in January, I make plans and look for events and activities to add to my calendar. During the winter months, when the weather might not be ideal for boating, you can still find boating-related activities. Here are a few suggestions from my list to get the year off to a great start.

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The Best System for Docking a Boat! - SlideMoor Blog

The Best System for Docking a Boat!

We understand the time, dedication, and pride that every boat owner feels for his craft. We understand the toughness that a life on the water, for work or for sport, builds in each of us who dares to venture forth. Life on the water requires vigilance and good judgment. One of the toughest judgment calls on the water is that of docking and securing your craft.  Continue reading

5 Tips for Preparing Your Boat for Bad Weather | SlideMoor Blog

5 Tips for Preparing Your Boat for Bad Weather

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

Last week saw some of the most violent storms ever recorded in the Deep South. Some areas in Alabama and Florida actually received over 21 inches of rain in 24 hours! Boats that were tied off to their docks in some cases fared better than those stored on boatlifts. The rain came so fast and hard that deck drains couldn’t keep up. The result? Continue reading

What is Freediving? | SlideMoor Blog

What is Freediving?

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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Freediving is the sport of underwater diving without the use of a breathing apparatus. Divers hold their breath, descend into the water, explore, and ascend back to the surface each dive. It is a freeing and peaceful activity that affords divers the many pleasures of an up close experience of marine life. Continue reading

7 Popular Nautical Terms Explained | SlideMoor Blog

7 Popular Nautical Terms Explained

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

Wharf Rat: (Iidem decanus et murem) – Mammalian life form usually with 4 legs, pointed snout, beady eyes, and a long tail. However, two-legged varieties have been reported in and around establishments that serve alcoholic beverages near waterfront piers, wharves, and docks. The breeding habits of the two-legged variety are suspect at best. They most often can be observed after midnight or at closing time searching for a mate. Continue reading

What to Do When Asked to Tow a Boat - SlideMoor Blog

What to Do When Asked to Tow a Boat

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

At some point we will all be asked to tow a broken down boat back to its mooring. Never, and I mean never accept a line from the vessel you are asked to tow. When you accept a line from another boat you are accepting responsibility for that boat. Heave them your line and get them to accept it. They are now the ones accepting responsibility. Continue reading

The 2014 Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament - SlideMoor Sponsorship!

The 2014 Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament – SlideMoor Sponsorship!

James Murphy

James Murphy

Partner/Head of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I've lived on the water for most of my life. I have an affinity for all things revolving around the ocean. Recently, my aim has been set on the thrills of spearfishing!
James Murphy

SlideMoor is happy to announce sponsorship in the Gene Doyle fishing tournament for 2014! We are sponsoring Dylan Ward and Michael in the tournament within the open divisions. Dylan and Michael will be handcrafting custom fishing rods for donation to the auction. Continue reading

A Trick to Bottom Painting Your Boat

A Trick to Bottom Painting Your Boat

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

We all know that the modern formulations in boat bottom paint are great for the environment, but not so great at keeping marine growth off the boats hull. It seems that these little creatures will find a nesting spot wherever the brush misses its mark or the application is too thin. Continue reading

Striking Surge in the Boating Industry!

Striking Surge in the Boating Industry!

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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As the first half of our Boat Show season is winding down, I thought I would share my observations on the current state of the industry. In general, the outlook for the marine industry is positive. Consumers are buying, and the Boating Industry Research and Markets expects an 8.5 percent compounded annual growth over the next four years for the global marine market. Quite the projected growth! Continue reading

The Sailboat Infestation Continues! - SlideMoor Blog

The Sailboat Infestation Continues!

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

Last week I talked about the dreaded polyester mite. However, I forgot to include its brother – the insidious Vinylester Mite. This mite is a far worse scourge than its brother. Unfortunately there is no known cure or remedy for this infectious bug. Continue reading

The Dreaded Sailboat Infestation!

The Dreaded Sailboat Infestation!

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

This week we will discuss a strange little creature that infests boats. We all know how mold and rot are related. But did you know about other creatures that lurk in the shadows of the bilge, behind the galley stove and in the head? Yes, it’s the dreaded Polyester Mite otherwise known as Polyesteratum Miteism. This insidious creature has been known to dissolve and ingest fiberglass, leaving a fine white powder as a by-product. Continue reading

Fishing the Gene Doyle: Lifelong Memories

Fishing the Gene Doyle: Lifelong Memories

James Murphy

James Murphy

Partner/Head of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I've lived on the water for most of my life. I have an affinity for all things revolving around the ocean. Recently, my aim has been set on the thrills of spearfishing!
James Murphy

I will never forget the morning of the first Gene Doyle fishing tournament. We had a sleep over at my house so we could get out early the next morning. I couldn’t sleep at all I was so excited. We were up at probably about 4 am to re-check the knots, backup leaders, hooks, jigs, and cast-net. Continue reading

Tips on Sailboat Electrical Maintenance SlideMoor Blog

Tips on Sailboat Electrical Maintenance

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

Sailboats have an especially high incidence of electrical terminal corrosion at the mast step. Some professionals advocate making up all wire-to-wire connections in a waterproof plastic box. I personally disagree, as there is really no such thing as a totally waterproof enclosure. They all leak at some point and the internal splices or terminal connections do end up corroding.  Continue reading

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The Evolution of Boat Docking

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

Strange as it may seem, I’m going to actually write about SlideMoor this week! I am quite serious when I say that boat docking hasn’t changed since the first reed boat was floated on some long forgotten river in a distant past. Every aspect of marine technology has sort of kept pace with the times, with the exception of how people dock boats. Continue reading

A Midnight Sailing Mystery Guest - SlideMoor Blog

A Midnight Sailing Mystery Guest

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

I love sailing offshore at night under the stars. It’s quiet and very serene. Other than getting wacked by the occasional flying fish, sometimes you see things that defy the imagination. On one particular voyage, we were about 200 miles out of Bermuda. With the autopilot on, we were sitting on the starboard side having a cup of coffee enjoying the panorama that is the Milky Way. Continue reading

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“Best Thing I’ve Ever Done for My Boat!”

SlideMoor

SlideMoor

SlideMoor is a simple yet ef­fective system that secures your boat tightly to a sliding bumper on one side only. SlideMoor has provided thousands of customers with satisfaction and peace of mind for 15 years!
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This years Miami International Boat Show was nothing short of spectacular! We came away with a record number of leads and found the interest in SlideMoor to be almost overwhelming. What is always the best part of the boat shows is seeing the dozens of happy customers come up to our booth and rave about the system. SlideMoor has helped them tremendously by eliminating the unnecessary stress of docking, and we’re thrilled to know that. Enough talking. See for yourself right now! Continue reading

Boating Industry on the Rise

Boating Industry on the Rise

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

The economy is definitely on the upswing. How do I know that? You can tell from the activity at the recent 2014 Miami International Boat Show. It was jammed for almost the entire 5 days. What was telling was the number of South Americans from Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela that attended the show. European boating enthusiasts from all over were also in attendance. But the most telling fact of all was that the sub-contractors are back in the market. Continue reading

Fast Response Boat Docking System!

Fast Response Boat Docking System

SlideMoor

SlideMoor

SlideMoor is a simple yet ef­fective system that secures your boat tightly to a sliding bumper on one side only. SlideMoor has provided thousands of customers with satisfaction and peace of mind for 15 years!
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SlideMoor is currently being used by Collier County Sheriff boats, USCG boats, and Firefighter boats because their jobs demand a quick response time. They rely on SlideMoor because it’s the fastest, easiest, and safest boat docking system on the market. Continue reading

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The Beautiful Terror: Lionfish

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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Lionfish are one of the most beautiful fish in the ocean, and yet, they are one of the biggest aquatic problems for Florida. Native to the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, lionfish have invaded Florida waters. It is thought that this invasive species was first introduced into our waters in 1985. Aquarium releases of the fish into the wild after they dominated and overpopulated their tanks were the most likely source of the fish. Hmm I guess they didn’t take a second to think if the Florida reefs would fair the same. Continue reading

GPS Revitalizes Ancient Boating Navigation

GPS Revitalizes Ancient Boating Navigation

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

While LORAN receivers were becoming more reliable and accurate, a new generation of boat navigation equipment was beginning to show up on the market. Satellite Navigation (Satnav) was the first truly long-range navigation device that worked globally. While LORAN had an effective range of only a few hundred miles off shore, Satnav was international and required no special printing on marine or avionics charts. The principles are the same, except that Satnav and GPS are essentially very sophisticated clocks that broadcast time. Continue reading

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Fantastic February Fishing!

Capt. Mark Ward

Capt. Mark Ward

I’ve been guiding for over 25 years after receiving my 50 ton USCG license in 1987. In 1990 I was approached by Orvis and was asked if I’d like to be on the Orvis Endorsed guide staff. This relationship turned into the Everglades Angler Fly shop and Outfitter which I opened in 1992. For sixteen I ran the shop, Orvis Endorsed Guide Service and guided part time. I’m now back on the water guiding full time and doing what I love, being on the water, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. I especially love kids, helping them catch fish and teaching them about the wonders of this special estuary.
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Fishing in SW Florida is incredibly diverse, with a host of different species able to be caught, depending on the time of year. February is one of the best months to catch a variety of fish. Snook, redfish, trout, snapper, pompano, sheepshead, backcountry goliath, gag grouper and many other fish can be caught. If it’s warm, tarpon will even show up. Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to LORAN Boat Navigation

Beginner’s Guide to LORAN Boat Navigation

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

The next step in navigation systems evolution was Long Range Navigation (LORAN). Beginning in the early seventies LORAN-A was the most advanced short to intermediate range position identification system on the market, and was used by both the military and civilian marketplace. The problem was it was difficult to use so it was eventually was replaced with LORAN-C, which automated the position location process. Continue reading

Beware of the Goliath Grouper

Beware of the Goliath Grouper

Austin Perlmutter

Austin Perlmutter

I am a medical student with a lifelong passion for the the outdoors. Since childhood, I've spent as much time as possible on the Gulf of Mexico. My college research centered on marine biology, and my specific interests include spearfishing, fishing, and the study of marine ecosystems.
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You’re fishing off the coast of Florida, anchored up over a reef, when all the sudden you get the bite you’ve been waiting for. You know you’ve finally hooked the dinner fish, and start reeling it up towards the boat, when all the sudden a freight train snatches your line, and you hold on for dear life as the rod threatens to snap in half. The first time, you might think “sharks,” but soon you’ll know better. Continue reading

Additional Treatment for Defogging Your Mask

Additional Treatment for Defogging Your Mask

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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It’s a good practice to defog your dive mask before each dive to ensure optimal diving and visibility. Here are a couple of methods to further prevent fogging after pre-treating your mask. Please remember that each of these applications should be done on a dry mask. Continue reading

Evolution of Boating Navigation

The Evolution of Boating Navigation

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

I’ve been asked to get serious again so here goes. In previous epistles I’ve talked about everything from installing boat cleats to being over served after a Bermuda race. So it’s time to get back to the practical side of things, navigation. Continue reading

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Happy SlideMoor Customer Review!

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SlideMoor is a simple yet ef­fective system that secures your boat tightly to a sliding bumper on one side only. SlideMoor has provided thousands of customers with satisfaction and peace of mind for 15 years!
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With the addition of SlideMoor, discover how Tom gains safer access to his boat, despite his physical disability. Hear all the wonderful things he has to say about the SlideMoor system and how it makes getting on and off the boat very easy! Continue reading

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Turn Your Passion for Boats Into a Career as a Designer

Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

Since 1930, Westlawn Institute has trained more practicing boat designers than any other institution in the world. We offer various programs that appeal to industry professionals and boating enthusiasts with a range of different experiences and skill sets. Westlawn Institute is a nationally and internationally accredited school, with students from every corner of the globe. All courses are 100% distance learning. Students study from their homes.
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You love boats but have you ever dreamed about designing them? If so, let me introduce you to a school that can turn your passion for boats into a career as a professional boat designer. Continue reading

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A Fun Activity that Energizes Dull Sailing

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

We all know that sailors, especially racing sailors, tend to be just a bit strange if not downright nuts. After all, who in their right mind wants to sail around the ocean always cold and wet, forget about the bad food or lack thereof. In addition, the lack of suitable adult beverages for an extended duration can also lead to problems such as loss of sleep, decreased concentration, and a complete absence of a sense of humor. One solution to dealing with these issues is using something called a funnellator. Continue reading

How to Defog Your Mask - SlideMoor Blog

How to Defog Your Dive Mask

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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One of the most frustrating things when diving is dealing with a foggy mask. And a foggy mask is a quick way to ruin a perfectly good day. When Mother Nature offers conditions in your favor, a foggy mask shouldn’t hold you back. That’s why I’m always looking for good tips and tricks to remedy this problem. Continue reading

Tips on Winterizing a Boats Fresh Water System

A Trick to Winterizing Your Boats Fresh Water System

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

We don’t have to do this in Florida fortunately, but nonetheless here’s a little tip. Don’t use antifreeze in the fresh water system no matter what anyone tells you. It’s propylene glycol and it’s not safe for consumption by man nor beast. No matter how many times you flush the tank. Continue reading

Going Fast on a Boat Towable Tube

Going Fast on a Boat Tube

James Murphy

James Murphy

Partner/Head of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I've lived on the water for most of my life. I have an affinity for all things revolving around the ocean. Recently, my aim has been set on the thrills of spearfishing!
James Murphy

Boat tubing is about having fun. If your definition of fun on a tube is to go really fast and try to stay on, then this should be helpful. Continue reading

The Best Way to Bottom Paint Your Boat

The Best Way to Bottom Paint a Boat!

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

I can’t think of a filthier job than prepping the hull of a boat for bottom paint. It’s a dirty, smelly job that can make you sick if you’re not careful. For starters you should use a full-face respirator and not just the 3M facemasks. Gel coat dust gets into everything and those cheapie masks won’t protect your lungs properly. Continue reading

Boating Tube Review

Best Boat Tubes

James Murphy

James Murphy

Partner/Head of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I've lived on the water for most of my life. I have an affinity for all things revolving around the ocean. Recently, my aim has been set on the thrills of spearfishing!
James Murphy

This is a review of the best recreational boating tubes.  Boat tubes are what you throw out the back of the boat and whip people around on.  It’s loads of fun. Continue reading

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Great Luck at a Yacht Club Raffle

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

Having been in the boating business for just about 40 years I have had the opportunity to meet a wide assortment of interesting characters. Most notable was Jim Mosley. I first met Jim in 1982 when we were commissioned to install his navigation instrumentation. Continue reading

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How to Sail the North Cut at Night

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

For those who have sailed the Northern Abacos, a side trip to Man-O-War Cay is always on the hit list. A word of caution is don’t run the north cut at night. Sailing weather in November can be spectacular. Bright blue skies, a Northwest by North wind, and big following seas makes for a heck of a ride. Continue reading