By Diane Tait Image courtesy wikimedia Now that spring has sprung in NE Florida, many people head for the water. While the surf might still be a bit chilly, that doesn’t deter boaters who are all too eager to set sail. Being a boater myself, I can tell you that skippers in Florida have it made in the shade. Not only does the boating season in the Sunshine State extend nearly year-round, but skippers can choose to cruise both inshore and offshore. This makes boating much more forgiving when storm season arrives. Instead of bobbing around on the high seas in ten-foot chop, Florida boaters can navigate the intracoastal waterway where waves never top 3-feet. If you’ve been considering joining the fun by buying a boat, this week’s blogs will tell you what you need to know.