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Holiday Tidings

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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Happy December! Holiday activities and the end of the year are suddenly upon us. Are you, like me, surprised? Feeling behind or overwhelmed? Feeling energized and excited? Continue reading

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Shallow Water Boating

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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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While the sound of a hearty “crunch” may be a wonderful thing when you’re enjoying your morning breakfast cereal, a hearty “crunch” from underneath your boat is a bad thing–a very bad thing indeed. The damage from running aground in shallow water can not only ruin your boat outing, it can also put a significant dent in your wallet. Continue reading

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Hurricane Prep Important, but Beware the Nor’easter!

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye is an editorial consultant and sailor who lives in Chester, Nova Scotia.
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How about all of those testimonials sent in attesting to the way SlideMoor’s docking system let boats safely ride out the ravages of Hurricane Irma? And I do mean “ride out,” as SlideMoor successfully helped many of the southwest Florida region’s boats smoothly go up and down with the massive storm surge. Little doubt that the 12 or so written comments represent just a small fraction of area boat owners who experienced limited boat damage due to the SlideMoor system.  Continue reading

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Hurricane Protection: Secure Your Trailerable Boat

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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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Every year during hurricane season, generally the beginning of June until the end of November, anxious boat owners fret over what they should do if and when they receive the news that a storm is headed for their slice of heaven. Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness

Ashley Hepperlen

Ashley Hepperlen

Executive Administrator at SlideMoor
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With Hurricane Irma getting ready to hit the U.S. your friends at SlideMoor suggest now is a good time to make sure you have some hurricane supplies. Continue reading

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Can’t Miss with Fresh Fish!

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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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You’ve put so much thought and effort into launching your boat, and casting your line. Now that you’ve caught a stringer full of fish, what are you going to do with this wonderful stuff? Continue reading

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Rewrite!

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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I hope you’ve had a wonderful month! Continue reading

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How to Be a Safe Chef in a Little Galley

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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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Cooking on board can be quite a challenge. Even when you’re anchored at a marina, you can never expect a nice, smooth experience. An impolite, or inexperienced mariner, might decide it’s a great time to zoom by your boat just as you’re working with a pot of boiling water. Continue reading

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Destinations

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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My experience has been that travel – especially, to places far different than home — broadens my perspective. One might assume that would be the case for everyone; then again, travel itself has taught me that things are not always what they seem. Ironically, some perceived universal truths aren’t necessarily universal. We each have different ways of viewing, interpreting and reacting to things that happen based on our experiences and our understanding of what we’ve learned. Continue reading

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Don’t Transport Hitchhikers

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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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It’s everyone’s job to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the boating community has a special responsibility. These plants and animals can invade a new ecosystem in an amazingly short amount of time because the new ecosystem may offer no natural predators for the critters hitchhiking a ride on your boat. The incoming species wreaks havoc by bringing in disease, by consuming native species, and creating competition for resources. Continue reading

The Necromancy, Artistry, Beauty and Utility of Traditional Paper Charts

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye is an editorial consultant and sailor who lives in Chester, Nova Scotia.
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I have long been enamored of nautical charts, by far my favorite navigational tool. And sure, I enjoy the convenience of navigating by GPS chart plotter, but there is no art or romance in it. A chart plotter is all push button and cursor with any resultant specific details available in whatever scale or format you desire. In this age of computerized instant gratification, the paper chart takes a bit of work, but you get to look and touch an artistic canvas, discern subtle details by your own eyes, and use the chart as a backdrop to mentally visualize the transit from point A to B.   Continue reading

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Buoyancy!

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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Happy summer! Hope you’ve had some great times on the water this past month. Continue reading

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Hitting the Water With Old-School Virtual Reality

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye is an editorial consultant and sailor who lives in Chester, Nova Scotia.
M.J. Moye

It snowed over the weekend. Only about four inches, but enough to put a damper on the notion that we might have an early spring this year. The forecast for the coming week does not look promising as far as the boatyard doing much launching this week. Not that it really matters given that it’s the unholy tax filing month, and with my duel American-Canadian status I get double filing detail. Sigh…. Continue reading

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Ahoy Spring Weather!

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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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The sun is finally spending a bit more time in the sky, and the long awaited spring thaw is beginning in many parts of the country. It’s time to give some serious thought to de-winterizing the boat you so lovingly tucked away for its seasonal slumber. Continue reading

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Safety Check for the New Year

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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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Yes, it’s probably one of the last things you want to think of this holiday season, but what precautions do you have on board for emergencies? Continue reading

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Remember when?

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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I attended my high school reunion in Seattle this past weekend, an interesting experience for many reasons! I enjoyed the reminiscences, laughter, and conversations about families, careers, and news about fellow students. And, of course, I also managed to have a conversation about boats. Continue reading

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Enjoy Boating With Your Dog

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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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It’s a great time to be thinking about going boating with your best four-legged friend! Your dog can enjoy being out on the water as much as you do. Safety is as important for your pup as it is for your human companions, so here are a few tips to ensure that everyone has fun on the water. Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Plans? Let’s Pack the Boat!

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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Do you take vacations or travel long distances in your boat? Or, are you dragged away from the water to other (so-called) vacation activities? If this latter scenario is your situation, you might see if you can negotiate a boat trip or two in your itinerary once you arrive at your destination. Continue reading

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“A Look Below The Surface, Fishing For Answers…”

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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I think that boaters, divers and others who are able to spend time on or in the water are lucky for many reasons, but especially because we have the opportunity to see nature very close up, very vividly.

For the most part, this vividness is a good thing. You can see and experience a variety of interesting and beautiful things – sea life, shore birds and marine mammals, to name a few. The downside is that you may also have a close-up view to pollution, debris, death and decay. And, unfortunately, sometimes these two are inseparable, intertwined.

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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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Boating – A Case Study in Human Behavior

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a local weekend boat show, not as an avid boater but rather as an advocate of SlideMoor Docking Systems.  I have been drawn to many boat shows over the years at numerous venues for no better reason than to satisfy my own curiosity about what’s new in the world of boating and what I could not live without.  But this was different. Continue reading