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George Sass Jr.'s blog

Friendly Advice

There are all kinds of sage recommendations about when and how you should make decisions. You’ll find some of this advice on the kind of motivational posters that are framed on office walls across America.

Research Project

On a humid tropical evening this past August the sun dipped below the horizon quicker than I anticipated. From our slip four miles away, we could see it shining brightly across Cooper Island’s Machioneel Bay.

Safe Adventures

My friend Jack Bulger foraged his way through a fried seafood platter at the 15th Street Fisheries in Ft.

Carpe Diem (August 2015 Logbook)

Don’t panic. Yes, this is the August issue, which means the boating season is winding down for some of our readers in North America.

I’m Ready to Talk Now


Are You Being Served?

We’ve all heard about or maybe experienced a similar situation. You finally schedule your boat for service after months of wrangling a simple return call.

Finding My Confidence (Again)

George Sass Jr.It’s confession time.

Open Invitation

It appears I’ve become too used to empty marinas and anchorages.

I Come in Peace

The incident was as predictable as a sunrise. I idled through the shallow Cayo Costa anchorage—a sliver of paradise off Florida’s west coast—looking for a spot to set the hook for the night.

Cure for the Winter Blues

My good friend Mary South wrote a wonderful book in 2007, The Cure for Anything Is Salt Water. It’s an entertaining read with a laser-focused title. I found myself laughing and empathizing from the first sentence. (Mary also serves as our publishing group’s editor-at-large and the deputy editor of Soundings and Anglers Journal.)