Article reposted with permission from News From The Bow.
This month's issue of NFTB takes you on a tour of a unique boat show, celebrates spring, reviews a marina restaurant offering fine dining, demystifies bottom paints, helps you find your first or next boat, and introduces you to a lesser-know boating magazine that is worth reading. Below is a brief introduction to this issue. Thanks for joining us!
A Boat Show to Remember
We have never seen a review of a boat builders show in any boating magazine. Neither did we know that a hybrid manufacturer’s convention and boat show exists. In this issue of NFTB we review a hybrid boat builders convention/boat show, the Maine Boatbuilders Show. This show brings manufacturers, retailers and the boating community together, and deserves a close look (see A Boat Show to Remember).
Find Your First or Next Boat
If you don’t attended boat shows because you’re not a boater, or because you don’t own a boat, then Adam Turinas’s article entitled How to Buy a Used Sailboat may be just what you need. Adam writes the deservedly successful blog Messing About in Sailboats, and we thank him for offering his lessons on buying a boat to NFTB.
While visiting Maine we met Karen Larson and Jerry Powlas, the editors of Good Old Boat magazine. We are impressed with the professionalism and the character of both the magazine’s staff and its content. Check out this welcomed boating companion at Discovering the Sailing Magazine Good Old Boat.
If you are into boating abbreviations, then you’ll appreciate Paul Dennis’ update on three important boat systems that are likely to be on your current or future vessel. See his article at ABYC, NMEA and EPIRB Updates.
What boating newsletter worth its salt would miss the opportunity to salute spring? Spring’s Arrival should both bring a smile to your face and encourage you to go down to the water.
Time to Paint!
With spring comes, among other things, bottom painting. In his second installation of From the Parts Department John Conlan presents a review of the past, present and future of this necessary but often misunderstood topic.
Dock and Dine
Join NFTB’s restaurant reviewer at Liberty Landing Marina’s Maritime Parc Restaurant, located in the shadows of Manhattan. Share the cuisine and atmosphere in our Dining Review of Maritime Parc Restaurant.
Boaters know that longer, warmer days bring us closer to the water’s edge. There we gather to plan, share, work, challenge ourselves, celebrate, and live our dreams. We hope you join us and create your own boating adventure. Your suggestions, articles and/or photo contributions are most appreciated. Please keep them coming.
NFTB welcomes our new subscribers who hail from Chicago, California, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Minnesota, Germany, Norway and England. Thanks for coming aboard.
Wishing you safe and joyful boating,
Shana and Stu Hochron, Editors
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