The best thing about summer where I live in coastal Connecticut—and we’re in the thick of it as I write this—is the way we can live within a stone’s throw of the Sound (as in Long Island Sound) yet manage to keep things separate enough that it offers a true disconnect. By disconnect I don’t mean it in the what the hell is going on with this Wi-Fi? way but in the good unplugged way, that feel the warmth of the summer sun on your shoulders way. Keeping a boat nearby is the surest way to effect a much-needed escape, even for a little while. It’s funny, the difference I feel from when my feet are on my driveway to when they actually touch the deck of a boat, is downright stark.
Sometimes the best navigational aid is in front of you.
In 2013, I was asked to take two couples from Stuart, Florida, to New Orleans in a 49-foot Eastbay for Jazz Fest, a route I was very familiar with. During preparation for this trip I met Capt. Stan Morse and his best mate Judy onboard their boat, Folly, in a mooring field on the South Fork of the St. Lucie River in Stuart. They were in the process of returning home to Destin, Florida, after several months of island hopping.
Written by Ben Ellison on Sep 22, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Sep 18, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Larger Gamefisherman Express boats are rarely for sale, but we found a few s
We spoke with three brokers who had listings for rare Gamefisherman boats to see what they had to say about these sturdy, pedigreed sportfishes. Read here for more
Written by Ben Ellison on Sep 11, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Sep 2, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub