When you consider yourself a professional in all things nautical, it gets downright difficult to accept the truth: sometimes, other people can do it better.
As outboards evolve with each passing year, so too has the know-how of mechanics that service these increasingly powerful behemoths.
With storms increasing in strength and frequency, the editors discuss their storm stories and strategies.
Nothing beats a long-term career in marine journalism, even though it can sometimes be detrimental to your health.
The peanut gallery is not always as innocuous as the name suggests. Capt. Bill tries to avoid the most harrowing of “expert” advice.
Bill Pike takes a spontaneous single-handing adventure to a nearby island. The return, however, requires some creative maneuvers.
A contingent of brash, loud teenagers has Capt. Bill Pike shaking his head—and remembering his own wild youth.
From AI-assisted docking to transatlantic voyages without a single human aboard, we explore the dramatic rise in autonomous boat technology.
We take a deep dive into the science of organic chemistry to find out if your foul-weather gear is dangerous.
Capt. Bill Pike reflects on time spent with an old cuss with a particular appetite and the lessons learned from him in-between meals.
Is boating a great equalizer when it comes to keeping your sanity? Capt. Bill sounds off.
After calling technical support and receiving some bad news, Capt. Bill Pike fantasizes about a more helpful Siri.
If that wonderful old outboard motor company hadn’t been part of my childhood, I’m not sure what the heck I’d be doin’ today.
As virtual meetings pile up, Capt. Bill is gripped by an intense desire to send his laptop to Davey Jones’ locker.
When we take on a new staffer, salty adventures (and misadventures) typically follow.
Capt. Bill Pike waxes on how “reading in the rack” with the right magazine can firmly put to bed the day’s worries.
When it comes to the complex, dangerous job of marine salvage, Sylvia Tervoort proves that looks can be deceiving.
The author comes to terms with the “new normal,” which has even changed how the editors sea trial boats.
At the 2020 Miami boat show, the unthinkable happens: Someone steals Capt. Bill Pike's shoes! A whodunnit is set in motion.
Is it possible to be environmentally friendly and manly at the same time? Our manliest captain on staff investigates.
Capt. Bill Pike's brother didn't like boats. That didn't stop him from being a top-notch crew member.
Capt. Bill Pike Practices Social Distancing While Underway.
Why not forget about that joystick occasionally? Even on joystick-equipped craft, it’s wise to keep those old-school boat-handling techniques close at hand.
It’s said that: We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. Capt. Pike takes those words to heart.