WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN'S CORNER
Captain's Corner is intended to provide information regarding boating
in general. With the help of our own Downing Nightingale, Jr., we can
tap into his mind to find out his take on important issues and
concepts. You just might learn something you never knew.
We are officially into fall but as of early October the temperature still feels like summer.
We have been fortunate to have been spared any tropical storms reaching us. My “go to” source of tropical weather information during the hurricane season has been Dr. Jeff Masters daily blog on Weatherunderground found at http://www.wunderground.com/. It is both informative and educational and can turn the mildly interested weather observer into a minor weather geek. Put it into your “favorites” tab for a quick, in-depth look at current weather.
Another interesting website is the Westlawn Institure of Marine Technology found at http://www.westlawn.edu/. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, Westlawn's primary function is to assure a continual source of highly skilled boat and yacht designers to the industry. A great number of the boats you see on the water were designed by Westlawn graduates. For your winter reading, check out their news letter The Masthead which you can access at the bottom of the home page.
Lamb's is proud to host one or two ABYC educational seminars each year and our technicians have acquired a number of the ABYC certifications. Our in-house staff can fulfill all of your service needs from your dingy to your 100 footer. If you need a protected mooring for you boat for a month or a year, our covered concrete docks (you wouldn’t leave your Ferrari parked in the driveway) are hard to beat. Dockage is free with an active open work order and if you top off your fuel tanks before you close your work order, there is discount on the fuel.
Winter in Florida is prime boating. As one of our customers recently said: The St. Johns River is one of Florida’s best kept secrets. Come on down and see us.