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Minimal life jacket for adult poor swimmer?

Can anyone suggest a life jacket/life vest/PFD for an adult man with physical problems swimming who doesn't want to feel smothered by a "normal" model? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jul 25, 2016 - 10 answers

Preventing a kid and his grandfather alone on a boat, without insult

My 75 year old dad is not as sharp as he used to be (recent example inside). However, he still has a motor boat that he takes out on the water (Long Island Sound) when he's up north for the summer. The problem: he continues to want to take my seven year old son out on the boat with him -- just the two of them. How can I make sure that I or my husband always accompany my son on the boat, without insulting dad's competence? [more inside]
posted by misoramen on Jun 24, 2016 - 29 answers

What do you call a group of drunken sailors?

We are participating in a scavenger hunt type event and need help with a team name. Metafilter rocks when it comes to names for businesses/websites/roller derby, so give me your best nautical team names. [more inside]
posted by thejanna on Apr 26, 2016 - 34 answers

A Story about Oxford Boating

A story about a disastrous boating excursion in Oxford, not by Connie Willis or Jerome K. Jerome-- what book is this from/what story is this? [more inside]
posted by damayanti on Apr 21, 2015 - 2 answers

Non-Khaki-Scouts Seek Aquatic Outdoor Adventure

This summer, my nine year-old son and I want to journey down a local creek on some form of inflatable vessel. Help us have a watery adventure! Difficulty level: we are nerds, NOT grizzled outdoorspersons. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 26, 2015 - 13 answers

What type of boat is this?

I saw this boat floating in Puget Sound a while back. Can you identify the make/model? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Jan 28, 2015 - 3 answers

Two stroke outboard boat motor in British Columbia -- OK to use?

What are the current regulations for or against the use of less-than-10hp two stroke boat motors in British Columbia? Is their use currently permitted? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Aug 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Affordable intermediate sailing lessons in NYC: is it possible?

Ahoy! I've taken (and enjoyed) Manhattan Sailing Club's basic intro to sailing course and been on the water several times in other places. I'm now looking for a way to continue to sail and learn in New York on the weekends. Is there anywhere you can take a non-beginner class with an instructor without emptying your bank account? [more inside]
posted by J-Do on Jun 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Nautical Information Needed

We've been doing some research for a project and need some help finding out what a particular sign (or type of sign) means. [more inside]
posted by notclosed on Jan 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Goin' fishin'

Fishing and boating in Oregon's inland waters while on vacation - sanity check on regs and permits, please? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Jun 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Canoe! Canoe! Canoe! It's just fun to say.

Let's say that I'm looking to buy a serviceable used canoe on the cheap. How should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Apr 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Fun on the high seas near NYC

Where can I rent a self-captained boat for 10-20 people within two hours of NYC. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 31, 2011 - 6 answers

I want to sail around Australia. Help me!

I'd like to circumnavigate Australia in a sail boat one day. What's the best way to learn about sailing to prepare me for the trip? what do I need to know to survive? and more... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Apr 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Tom Sawyer style, hits the open water...

Some friends and I want to take off on a canoe in the Fox River (in Illinois) for a day trip to see the sights when it gets warmer. Advice, warnings, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Mar 26, 2011 - 22 answers

What kind of adrenaline-filled experience can I get as a gift?

Looking for places in the US where you can race a car, sail a boat or do some other adrenaline-filled activity for a weekend. This is for a birthday gift in April. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Fishing in Puget Sound

When is really the best time to fish for salmon in the Puget Sound / Georgia Straight area? Is it exclusively a late fall/early winter sport? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Oct 22, 2010 - 6 answers

What to do (or not do) when away from the sight of land and on a boat smaller than a 747?

What are some do's and don'ts to boating, fishing, and (possibly) swimming while 20-40 miles from land? I'm not an idiot adrenaline junkie or a nervous Nancy or ignorant of any fishing experience but I would always rather do things 'right' than learn the hard way, even if 'right' is subjective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 14 answers

looking of this artwork

Artist name or where to buy, I saw several prints(of paintings) years ago. topic was humorous boating scenes. The one that comes to mind is "stalking barracuda" with a watercop hidden behind a mangrove island as drunken boater/fisher people fly through a "no wake" zone. there were others: "lookout" as the name of a crashed vessel. You get the picture? I'd love to find out where to buy them. Thanks!
posted by patnok on Sep 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me identify these mystery vessels!

I took the night ship from Oslo to Copenhagen last week. When we were about an hour out of Oslo, two of these boats came up on us out of nowhere, spent nearly an hour zooming up and down the length of the ship and back and forth across the wake, then abruptly vanished. Who were they and what, exactly, were they doing? [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Aug 23, 2010 - 7 answers

How to vallet park my little oceangoing skiff?

What are innovative moorage ideas for a small skiff, if I can't afford to build a dock? Rocky intertidal/occasional surge/ocean cove. [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on May 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Help us get started camping and fishing!

What are great places to fish, boat and camp driving distance from central Maryland? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Mar 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Dead batteries on my boat

Came back to my boat after two weeks away and both 12V batteries were dead. (I had accidentally left the switch in the on position.) I need to know what I should do next... [more inside]
posted by robverb on Jul 12, 2009 - 8 answers

What is the best aluminum boat for use with Saltwater?

What is the best aluminum boat and motor combination that can be used for saltwater or freshwater that can be towed with a Mazda 6 wagon? [more inside]
posted by Craiggy83 on Mar 30, 2009 - 9 answers

I've already listened to the Christopher Cross song and I still don't get it.

When people dream of buying a boat -- a recreational boat like a sailboat or yacht, not one for fishing, transportation or the military -- what are they dreaming of? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Nov 17, 2008 - 18 answers

What's that boat rental thing called again?

Aquatic Vessel Time Share? [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze on May 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Do I get half the fo'c'sle and most of the poop deck?

Is fractional boat ownership all it's cracked up to be? If you have first- or second-hand experience with it, would you recommend it? [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal on Jan 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Boating; which are the best online discussion forums for motor boats?

I just moved onto the Puget Sound and need a small, affordable, transportable power boat and want suggestions from you about the best online boating discussion forums to ask further questions! [more inside]
posted by Ligament on Jan 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Speedboat Scaredy-Cat

Why didn't our speedboat capsize? [more inside]
posted by wetpaint on Dec 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Has anyone ever served a jail sentence for harassing a whale?

Has anyone ever done time in prison for harassing a whale? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Boaters, divers, sailors, lend me your (inner) ears

I'm exceedingly susceptible to seasickness. I'm an avid scuba diver, and I'm now learning how to sail. Both activities put me in smallish boats, and if there's any chop, it's only a matter of time before I am leaning over the side. I don't want my inner ears to keep me from doing things that I enjoy. Please share your tips on keeping your inner ears happy and your lunch down. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Apr 3, 2006 - 18 answers

Travelling a river

Has anyone posted an account of boating the full length of a U.S. river? Or barring that, in any other developed nation? [more inside]
posted by shannymara on May 30, 2005 - 22 answers

Where's the keel?

I've almost always toured in an aluminum canoe. I don't like the noise (or the weight) but I like the tracking and stability afforded by the keel, especially in a big wind on a big lake. Why don't kevlar/royalex/etc. touring canoes have keels?
posted by bricoleur on May 28, 2005 - 14 answers

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