Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Is It Right or Is It Wrong 13 It is getting toward the end of 2021 and it has been a great summer of boating. I thought it would be a good time to...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Recreational Boating Safety 2020 The United States Coast Guard has released its Recreational Boating Statistics report for 2020, and the data is not good. The report is based off of incidents that resulted in...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

A special welcome to Jillian Humphreys who joined the Yachtsman family last month. Her first article appeared in the July issue, and I am looking forward to her monthly contributions. Welcome aboard. Iron Mike On the...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Renaming Your Boat As most of us know, these past 18 months have seen a tremendous number of used yachts changing owners. As part of the new boat ownership, we are always inclined to...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Isolated Winter Boating As winter ends and spring begins, we are starting to see many more fellow yachtsmen on the water. This past winter boating season is over, and we had some spectacular days...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

What’s New With The VHF Radio Of the many questions that I get from new boat owners, usage and operation of the VHF is at the top of the list. The three most common...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

A Legal Charter? Remember the good old days back in 2019? New boat sales were hot with dealers having a hard time keeping boats in the 36- to 60-foot range in stock. Many of...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

What Is Your Carboxyhemoglobin Level? Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb). I thought the same thing when I read, or tried to read, the word, but we should all know what it is – the concentration of Carbon...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Is It Right Or Is It Wrong 12 It is January and finally 2020 is over. I thought it would be a good time to start out the new year with an installment of...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

East Brother Lighthouse Almost weekly I make the voyage from various Delta marinas to locations around the Bay, and after passing by the Brothers more than a hundred times I decided to explore the...