Forgive Me

About a decade ago, while running another boating magazine with a business partner, I took stock of my boating adventures and developed a list of some silly mistakes I’d made along the way.

Reflecting on the Arawak Adventure

Spending 6 days with your colleagues. The thought probably sends a shiver down the spine of most people.

A cruise aboard our Grand Banks 42 project boat to test electronics, gear, and the ability of our editorial team to live together for a week. And what a test it was.

Busted Running Gear and the Legend of Tommy McCoy

Tommy McCoy and Jason Y. Wood


And just like that, our leisurely 8-knot cruise from Naples to Lake Okeechobee was on a different tack. It was clear we hadn’t hit bottom but a shuddering starboard propeller made it clear that we definitely hit something. Deputy Editor Jason Wood and Capt. McCoy dove into the dirty brown water to assess the situation.

The Great Gear Test

dew on rail of Arawak

“It’s wrapped!” shouted Digital Editor John Turner while leaning over the transom.

“It’ wrapped!” shouted Digital Editor John Turner while leaning over the transom...

Ahh Moments and Memories

Most boat trips, if you’re lucky, have that ahhh moment. Like emerging from underwater after holding your breath, you immediately go from panicked to relieved.

The People You Meet

Fishing boat in Islamorada

Day 2 of the “Arawak Adventure” introduces the editors to some special people and the true meaning of southern hospitality.

The Arawak Adventure

Coral Bay Marina

Key West Adventures

Key West sunset

Sea Woooo!

Sea-Doo RXP-X 300