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. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit it, but this is a topic that always seems ripe for the picking.
Arawak shook and rumbled from her bones up. “Whoa, $hit,” exclaimed McCoy as he lunged for the throttles, throwing the boat into neutral. “We should have 4.6 feet of water.”
"It's wrapped!" shouted Digital Editor John Turner while leaning over the transom.
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. Well, our ahhh moment of the trip happened around noon of our third day. We had successfully navigated a skinny, crab-trap-filled channel and made our way to the ICW bound for Little Shark River in the Everglades.
Day 2 of the “Arawak Adventure” introduces the editors to some special people and the true meaning of southern hospitality.
Spending 6 days with your colleagues. The thought probably sends a shiver down the spine of most people. Spending 6 days with your colleagues aboard a 42-foot boat, well now that’s just … crazy, right!? Well that’s exactly what myself, Deputy Editor Jason Wood and Digital Editor John Turner aim to do this week aboard our Grand Banks 42 project boat, Arawak.
A PWC is one of those things boaters either love or hate; there are wanna-be daredevils out there cutting us off that give this high-speed tender a bad name, but we’re fans. And there’s one we’re particularly excited about, the new Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 ($15,200), which debuted at the London Boat Show.