Bettering Your Boat Owning Experience

What does your boat maintenance routine look like?

How often do you exercise your engines, or run your generator under load?

When was the last time you inspected your shore power cables and connections?

Do you regularly check the operation of your bilge pumps and float switches?

What about the condition of your zinc or aluminum anodes?  Galvanic voltage readings taken during these visits let you know exactly if your expensive underwater hardware is properly protected.

Even if you are regularly aboard or use your boat, the value of regular visual inspections, fluid levels checks, operational exercises, etc. can provide a new level of comfort and confidence in your vessel.

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Harvest Moon Regatta 2016

30th Anniversary, Race the Moon

The Harvest Moon Regatta® is an annual sailboat race offshore from
Galveston, Texas to Port Aransas, Texas.
2016 marks the regatta’s 30th Anniversary!
As a proud sponsor of Harvest Moon,
True North Marine is here to support all race participants in
safe and successful boating!
Our goal as a 2016 HMR Sponsor is to do what we can to insure the race participants  have a safe, successful, and enjoyable trip down to Port Aransas and back again to Clear Lake.
To aid in accomplishing this goal, True North Marine staff presented an
Offshore Engine Preparation Seminar
at the HMR Safety Round Table last weekend
Copies of this presentation are available by email by request.  
At its conclusion, we are offered a
Complimentary Engine Inspection and Consultation to all Race Participants!
This includes up to 45 minutes of inspection, consultation, and general Q&A time
with you aboard your vessel.
We are extending this offer to all other Race Participants who may not have been able to attend, or did not have the opportunity to sign up.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to get expert eyes on your equipment
(at no cost to you) before heading offshore!

Join True North Marine at Keels & Wheels Concours D’Elegance!

True North Marine is sponsoring the 21st Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d'EleganceWe are excited to share with you that we will be sponsoring the 21st Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor. This event is a weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show that takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club. Not only will you appreciate the vintage boats and classic cars but you will be able to take advantage of our Keels & Wheels Boat Show Specials!

Keels & Wheels is Texas’ premier classic automobile and boat show.Keels and Wheels at the Lakewood Yacht Club

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Raritan “Fresh” Manual Head

oct15-10If you have ever had a boat with heads that use sea water for flushing purposes, then no doubt you’re also familiar with the “rotten egg” smell they can produce. This comes from the decomposing marine organisms in the sea water as it stagnates in your plumbing hoses and head. This can eventually lead to permeated hoses and an unpleasant smell that creeps into every corner of the boat.

Many people deal with this inconvenience by using fresh water from an adjacent shower or sink to flush the head. If you are interested in an affordable fix to this problem, the Raritan Fresh Head is worth a serious look. It is a manually operated head (does not use complicated electronic components or macerating pumps) that is designed to work with pressurized fresh water. Water flow to the head can be easily controlled, and it’s mounting footprint matches most competitor’s patterns. Continue reading

Things To Do in Kemah

Heading Down to Kemah? Here are some things to do!

1. Clear Lake Shores Food Park

Check out many varieties of food Trucks

Friday 11am-2pm & Saturday and Sunday 11am- 2pm and 4pm- 9pm

Located conveniently at the corner of Clear Lake Road and FM 2094 also known as Marina Bay Drive. If you’re really adventurous you can boat or dinghy to the slips behind Opus, adjacent to Clear Lake Shores Drive and walk to the food truck area… Continue reading

Summer Events Around the Bay

Summertime Fun Around the Bay

Rock the Dock at Kemah Boardwalk – Summer Concert Series every
Thursday Night at 7pm!
Fireworks Fridays – Every Friday in June and July! Enjoy the fireworks show over Galveston Bay – 9:30pm
Military Appreciation Weekend – June 12-14 – Activities and military discounts all weekend. Celebrate the Army’s 240th Birthday on the 13th! All branches of military welcome.
Miss Kemah Pageant – June 12-14– Official preliminary pageant to the prestigious Miss Texas USA®/Miss Texas Teen USA®
Texas Outlaw Challenge – June 18-21 – 8th Annual Offshore Performance Display & Stampede Street Party

Celebrate Independence Day around the Bay and Surrounding Areas

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WWDW? What Would Dad’s Want

Here are a couple of ideas of the Dad in your life:

If Dad is the practical type, consider his favorite gadgets. With all the changes in technology, gadgets quickly become outdated, and so this allows you to give him the latest gadgets.

If Dad likes to cook, then consider having a cookout too. There are some excellent recipes online if you’re tired of the same old thing. If Dad is a food lover, consider cooking for him and creating a pleasant gathering for the whole family.

Now is also a great time to get Dad those last minute items for vacation, especially if he likes to travel. A nice pair of sunglasses or some comfortable clothes to wear. Be creative and don’t be afraid to try something new.

Last but not least- express to Dad how awesome he is!

We are sure a priceless expression is always the best gift for Dad.

Father Daughter Sailing for Father's Day