Boating Blog

Areas of the Boat

What are the areas of the boat called? The areas of the boat are:  Port (left side), Starboard (right side), Stern (rear) and Bow (front).  It is interesting on how these modern terms came to be.  It’s taken for granted sometimes.  First and foremost there needed to be consistency on the ship.  If a Captain…

Clean Marina Program

It’s everyone’s job to keep our waterways clean.  You can join the Clean Marina Program and be proud to do your part! The following article is based on a letter from the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Inc.  They are leading the way in Connecticut. The Mission To begin with, Long Island Sound is a precious environmental,…

Anchoring a Boat

Anchoring equipment Let’s familiarize ourselves with the equipment when anchoring a boat.  The Anchor Rode consists of all the pieces and parts used for anchoring.  In addition to the anchor itself, the rode includes the line, rings, chain leader, and swivels to name a few.  Nylon is a great choice for line as its elasticity…