this month BoatUS.com
12 | AT THE HELM
14 | READER FORUM
18 | BOATU.S. REPORTS
28 | AMERICAN BOATER
Country Star Troy Gentry
48 | CONSUMER PROTECTION
Do You Need Boat Insurance?
32 | GOOD FOUNDATION
When Squalls Happen
38| GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Working Waterfronts At Risk?
42 | TIPS & TACTICS
The Boater’s Ditty Bag
Troll, Troll, Troll Your Boat
98| YOUR BOATU.S. MEMBERSHIP
74 | SMART SKILLS | Superyacht Secrets | By Tom Zydler
76 | SKILL-BUILDING | Basic Knots | By Mark Corke
80 | SEAWORTHY | Holy Ship | By Bob Adriance
86 | DIY | Bleeding A Diesel | By Mark Corke
90 | MAINTENANCE | Winter Comes Again | By Michael Vatalaro
92 | ASK THE EXPERTS | You Ask, We Answer
100| MAKEOVERS | Great Before & After Renovations
If you’re heading up or down the Intracoastal Waterway this
fall or next spring, be sure to sign up for East Coast Alerts.
They’re emailed to your inbox every two weeks or so, by longtime liveaboard authors and cruisers Tom and Mel Neale.
You’ll get Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
updates and late-breaking news about things that you need
to know if you’re boating along the East Coast, the ICW, the
Chesapeake, and in the Bahamas.
TIME TO ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY CARDS
It’s never too early to pick out the perfect holiday card for the
boater in your life, especially if you want it customized. Check
out the BoatU.S. Foundation’s holiday card collection of boats,
lighthouses, and other nautical themes. There are more than
30 designs to choose from, and each purchase benefits the
BoatU.S. Foundation. www.BoatUS.org/Cards
Don’t get into a flap this
holiday season. Order your
customized cards now.