| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:12 PM
It's time for my spring Harbor Observation Report. And, yes, I am for hire.
I took my standard route this week by starting out at the Newport Harbor Shipyard. I then looked out over Z mark from the Windward Sailing Club, walked through Lido Village,...
| Apr 6, 2011
Abby Sunderland is sitting barefoot aboard her brother's boat in Marina del Rey on a recent morning, her blond hair fluttering in the light breeze. The only physical evidence of the five months she traveled by herself at sea before her sailboat rolled...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 7:09 PM
This column is the last of a three-part series reviewing the history of boatbuilding in Costa Mesa.
"I never noticed an industry fall so fast and so complete," Roger MacGregor, founder of MacGregor Yacht Co., recalled.
The year was 1980 and the screws...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 10:32 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — When driving down Newport Boulevard toward Lido Marina Village, the bright white finish off hundreds of yachts beckons for a closer look.
If you're up for getting a glimpse at how accommodating life on the water can be, or you have...
| May 13, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Breathtaking sunsets, sweet salt air, boardwalk confections and fun in the sun — Ocean City has it all.
Long regarded by those in the know as a best bet when it comes to taking the family to the beach, Ocean City, recently received the...
| May 12, 2011
| 8:53 PM
With a storm blowing in from the west, Mary Kovats looked east over Lake Michigan, counting the boats as they came in to Montrose Harbor.
One. Two. Soon five, maybe six came back.
But not her husband’s.
Peter Kovats was celebrating his 62nd...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:54 AM
MIAMI — We've got boat rides. We've got paddlewheelers and pirate ships, air boats and catamarans. Speedboats, glass-bottom boats, schooners, yachts and purpose-built tour boats.
We've got fast rides, slow rides and hop-on, hop-off boat tours...
| May 24, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Buying A Boat
Ask the right questions
When thinking about what is the best boat for you and your family, start by asking: "What do I want to do on my boat?" "Who's coming with me?" and "Where do I want to go?" The answers will help identify the...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 7:16 AM
It's a good coupon week, people, after no coupons last week. Here's a preview of the ads and deals found in the June 5 Sunday Chicago Tribune. One of my favorite deals is Batter Blaster pancake spray for $1.99 a can at Dominick's, after printable coupon....
| Jan 26, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Robyn Monroe considers sailing a character-developing activity for kids, one that encourages teamwork, courage and responsibility.
And she can provide at least two examples.
The first is a boy, about 9 or 10, who attended the Huntington Beach Sailing...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Whenever I start up a conversation with someone from around the harbor, the first question I am normally asked is, "How is the boat market?"
Early in 2011, it's looking like we are coming off the starting line in good shape.
While attending the...