Lessons Learned & Boat Reviews

Pat Carson

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Pat Carson is a USCG licensed captain and operates commercial passenger vessels in the San Francisco Bay and Delta area. He is a partner with Bay Area Yachting Solutions, a company that provides hand on boating instruction, local and coastal deliveries, and maintenance of recreational vessels. Pat is one of the newest members to the Yachtsman crew and is looking forward to bringing his boating skills and knowledge to the readership.

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned articles

  • Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson
    Boat Parades Some two dozen years ago, I acquired my first “large” power boat in the Delta and started learning my way around the sloughs and rivers from our home port at Village West...
  • Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson
    Boating In The Off Season Winter is here, the boating season is over and it is time to put the yacht away until next spring. If you live in other areas of the United...
  • Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson
    There Is An App For That – Part Deux In the November issue of the Bay and Delta Yachtsman I shared seven of my favorite apps that I regularly use. From finding the tide and current...
  • Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson
    There Is An App For That Of all the questions I get regarding various boating subjects, some of the more common ones are: How do I find the tide at a particular time and...
  • 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...

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