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  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple
    You love being on the water, but your partner would rather be somewhere else. Should the two of you go to the boat show together? Of course you should. Your partner might not care about boats, but it's fun to take in the sights and people-watch. And...
  • More for Your Money: Getting the best airfares

    More for Your Money: Getting the best airfares
    It's difficult to know when to buy an airline ticket and when to wait. Some sites offer to guide you on the timing of your purchase. I recently examined the fare prognostication tools used by Kayak and Bing, which advise travelers whether to buy plane...
  • From the Boathouse: Any old port with a low tax rate

    Ahoy! As California struggles financially and sales tax generated from boat sales is dramatically down, yet another state has taken a step to increase its sales tax revenue. Maryland's legislature voted this week to cap the state's vessel tax at $15,...
  • Hampton Roads fishing report for Thursday, March 28

    Buckroe Fishing Pier (727-1486): The pier will hold its 2013 fishing season grand opening Monday, April 1. Thereafter, the pier will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except when there are severe weather warnings in effect. Kayak fishing (by...
  • Tax hikes not popular with Gloucester supervisors

    Two things became clear at Wednesday night's budget work session of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors. The first is that proposed tax hikes are not popular with members of the Board of Supervisors. The second is that the next budget work session,...
  • Toy Boat sets sail

    Toy Boat sets sail
    When Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat owners Lori and Mike Curtin locked up at 5 p.m. Friday, they cried. "We put our life into this business, and we're just tapped out," said Lori, 40. "We can't do any more." The store's website encourages customers to say...
  • Optimism is high as boat show opens

    As the 28th Palm Beach International Boat Show opened Thursday, organizers were upbeat about expectations, noting that exhibits were sold out and advance ticket sales were up about 12 percent from last year. For many exhibitors, strong buyer interest at...
  • Rise and fall of airfares

     Rise and fall of airfares
    In the last Travel Mechanic column, I examined the fare prognostication tools used by Kayak and Bing, which advise travelers whether to buy plane tickets while searching those websites or to wait. Both sites use data from scores of past searches to...
  • The Harbor Report: Why is business so slow?

    It could just be me fighting through the ups and downs in today's marine industry marketplace, but as I run into work companions, it seems that most of us in Newport Beach look like we have just completed a triathlon. As I look around the harbor, I...
  • Sandy didn't hamper Caribbean 1500 from setting sail from Hampton

    As a nor'easter made its way toward the eastern shore of the United States, 43 boats traveled down the coast for the Caribbean. The Caribbean 1500 kicked off its 23rd year of cruising and its second year at Hampton Public Piers on Saturday as 165 crew...
  • Ever Heard Of Barn Island? It's Worth Exploring

    Ever Heard Of Barn Island? It's Worth Exploring
    Look at the official state transportation map and down in the lower right hand corner near the Rhode Island border is a patch of property identified as the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area. Not a grabber of a name, especially considering what it...