frank rijkers (Street Articles Author)

Hi. I have been living the dream for close on 30 years.

It started when I built my own 34ft sailboat(took 8 years) and launched Footloose in 1994. I have been working as a sailing charter boat captain for 8 years in the Caribbean Windward and Leeward Islands and BVI's.

Having sailed over 40,000 sea miles in Footloose, and also many miles on other yachts around the world, through my "cool boating supplies" web site I hope to encourage old and new boaters, by reviewing marine products to enhance their boating experience.I totally believe in the KISS (keep it simple stupid) theory because it gets you where you want to be without the shiny objects distractions.

Sailing, fishing and surfing is my passion and I have always found that with the right equipment life is a breeze. Partisipating in these wonderful sports have continualy open doors of opportunity for me and also created lasting frienships with wonderful people living in different countries around the world.

Recently I have once again become a proud dog owner. During my travels around the world I frequently come across some really cool dogs and the one consistent thing that shines through is their total devotion to their owners.

My "b pet smart" website is devoted to these wonderful, faithful creatures who have loved and trusted me from day one. I hope some of my advice and recommendation for these pets will help you to discover what more you can do for your pet that will enhance their lives and relationship with you and your family.

You cannot help but love them.

Intex Seahawk II Inflatable – Recreation Lake And River Boats
These inflatable rafts are capable of having a maximum of 3 people on board. The SeaHawk II has fittings to attach an Intex motor mount kit making it possible to mount an electric trolling motor or small gas outboard. Just be aware that getting a blow up raft there extra…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Oct 14, 2013  
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Canon's New EOS D70 Challenges The Nikon D7100
If you're a camera enthusiast, then you're probably aware that the Nikon D7100 has won two prestigious awards by being voted as the best camera 2013 - 2014 by both EISA and TIPA. Canon has recently released its EOS D70 and with its many exciting new features, supporters of this…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Oct 14, 2013  
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6 Tools For Fly Tying – Tie Your Own Flies
There is nothing more satisfying than catching a fish on a fly you have personally created and tied. Can you imagine the thrill you will experience when after casting your special fly a bass or trout strikes? As you become a more practised fly fisher, you will probably want to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Oct 12, 2013  
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Boating With Inflatable Rafts Powered By Electric Trolling Motors
If you have decided to spend time partying and fishing on the water using an inexpensive inflatable raft this summer, then be aware that you will probably need some the following items to get started. 1) Inflatable Raft Intex Excursion or SeaHawk inflatable rafts are manufactured of quality layered PVC…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Oct 12, 2013  
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This Nikon Has the Power to Inspire - Capture Living Moments
My interest in photography has never waned. When I look through the albums my wife, and I made over the years filled with aging hazy photographs I realize that, with modern technology now available, I can do a better job. It will give me great pleasure to take quality photos…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Electronics   Jun 26, 2013  
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Intex Inflatable Excursion 5 – Fun Party Boat
Vinyl Blow-Up Recreation Boats The bigger version of these blow-up boats can have up to 5 people on board. They also have the necessary fittings attached for adding an Intex motor mount to enable you to set up an electric trolling motor. You must also take into consideration that apart…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   May 05, 2013  
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Microchip Your Dog - 5 Reasons
Microchiping can help prevent you from losing your Dog Micro chipping your pet may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, it is recommended by most veterinarians today and for good reason. These are the top reasons to microchip your dog early in life that can prevent many problems down the…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Apr 22, 2013  
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13 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying A Used Bluewater Cruising Yacht
What to look out for if you are considering purchasing a second hand Sail Boat Buying a second-hand cruising yacht can be an extremely complicated business because you have to make so many decisions as the options available are endless. First of all you have to decide if it is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 21, 2013  
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Self –steering Gear For Yachts - Benefits And Limitations
Eco friendly wind vanes that steer yacht thousands of miles, for FREE. If you are thinking of attaching a Hydrovane or a servo type self-steering system then here is a list of benefits and limitations to consider. Many Benefits 1) The biggest for me is that they do not require…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 19, 2013  
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Self - Steering Gear For Yachts – 3 Different Types
I have had long distance sailing experience with wind vane/servo blade, Hydrovane and electronic autopilots. I am pretty hands on and prefer the mechanical self-steering gear as I feel there is always a possibility to fix them if they break down when away from civilization, but with an electrical failure…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 16, 2013  
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Using A Trolling Motor With Canoes And Kayaks – Budget for 7 Items
If you are thinking of getting a kayak or canoe and then converting it into a fishing or leisure machine,…
Obedience Training for Puppies - 6 Commands You Should Know About
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Mange on Dogs
Not nice When we see a dog suffering from scabies we cringe and certainly do not want to touch it. There…
Making Big Bucks - $1 - 42 In Two Days And Eight Months
Making the Big Bucks - $1-42 This is it! Finally after 8 months of hard study and implementation I can…
Fun Dog Training Games
Using different games to train your dog When training a dog, it is difficult to know where to start.…
5 Points To Consider Before You Build A Boat
Building a boat is a wonderful and fulfilling project to embark on. If you have decided to tackle this…
Microchip Your Dog - 5 Reasons
Microchiping can help prevent you from losing your Dog Micro chipping your pet may seem like an unnecessary…
Dog Crates Are Prisons - Do You Send Your Pet To Jail?
Dog Crates: Tool of Neglect and Abuse So, you're a dog owner, and you love your pet. You want what's…
The Volvo Ocean Race - A Rousing Farewell From New Zealand
The citizens of the City of Sails, Auckland New Zealand and visitors from around the world gathered…
5 Pointers On How To Choose Your Charter Boat -
Where to start If you are new to the chartering game you will be wondering where to start and what to…