4 | AT THE HELM
6 | READER FORUM
10 | BOATU.S. REPORTS
20 | ADVOCATE
Good Night And Good Luck
By Caroline Ajootian
After 26 years of working on behalf of
boaters, the retiring director of BoatU.S.
Consumer Protection reflects on improving
consumer trends in the marine industry
34 | GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Mayday, Mayday? No Way!
By Ryck Lydecker
The U.S. Coast Guard handles more than
25,000 distress calls a year. But a false
distress call can quickly lead to mayhem
70 | GOOD FOUNDATION
Reel In & Recycle!
By Susan Shingledecker
Here are the quick and easy steps to
build your own monofilament fishing line
26 | AMERICAN BOATER
It’s Just My Day Job
Edited by Ann Dermody
10 boaters whose offices float
PRACTICAL BOATER YOUR BOATU.S.
GUIDE TO PROJECTS > SKILL BUILDING > WHAT’S NEW
64 | ASK THE EXPERTS
73 | DO-IT-YOURSELF A Brief Moment In Time By Tom Neale
77 | SEAWORTHY How To Prevent Outdrive Corrosion By Charles Fort
80 | JUST LAUNCHED Three To Daydream About By Michael Vatalaro
this month BoatUS.com
TRADING UP? WISE UP FIRST WITH OUR SELLER’S GUIDES
Have your eye on a shiny new boat but need to get rid of your
old one first? Read our online guides to selling (and buying).
We’ve got broker versus self-selling tips, marketing and advertising ideas, as well as what obligations you might be liable for,
and a sales agreement if you decide to go it alone.
PLAYING THE NAME GAME? For some, the moniker on their
new boat is as challenging as naming their firstborn. If you’re
stumped for an original, catchy name that reflects you and your
boating passions, we’ve got a few ideas. 9,216, to be precise.
LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH OUR CRUISING LOGGERS!
We know you can’t all take off at a moment’s notice, but you
can live vicariously, thanks to our cruising loggers. Jim and Lisa
Favors write about embracing the trailerable trawler, Tom Neale
caters to those who’ve ever wanted to liveaboard 24-7, and Liz
Tosoni and Tom Morkin recently wrapped up the tales of their
glamorous adventures around the globe.