by Pat Carson

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Nautical Acronyms When we give new boat owners lessons on boat handling, we include the use of common nautical terminology and in some cases its origins and common usage. Although it is not necessary...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

The Lowly Magnetic Compass I know your boat has one. Some are quite well manufactured and if properly mounted, easy to use. Others are cheap dollar store products that are better suited for use on...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Winter is Coming… By the time you read this edition, winter will be just around the corner; and will your boat be ready? If you keep your boat on a trailer or on a...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Boat Operator Education We are now in the fourth year of the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation’s mandatory boater education program and I thought it would be a good time to...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

A Tribute To My Friend Gary On July 25th the West Coast boating community lost an icon, and for me a good friend when Gary Clausen passed away. He was well known in the...

Boat Review – by Pat Carson

Y72 Superyacht Princess Yachts are manufactured in Plymouth, England and distributed in the United States by Princess Yachts America in Palm Beach Florida. Silver Seas Yachts is the West Coast representative for Princess Yachts...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Boat Transports Over the last several years I have had the opportunity to deliver yachts to Ensenada for shipment to the East Coast of the U.S., to Long Beach for shipment to New Zealand,...

Boat Review – by Pat Carson

Chris Craft Catalina 27 and the Launch 25GT Chris Craft Day Boats I am driving to Sausalito on a brisk early morning in May with the bright sun rising to east and the full moon...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Is It Right Or Is It Wrong 14 It is June, it is summer and it finally appears that the pandemic is nearly past us. I thought it would be a good time to...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Hazards Of The Sea A question I am often asked is, “do I worry about debris in the ocean when making coastal deliveries, especially when running a vessel at night?” A usual follow-up question is,...