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Learn, do, teach: sail training’s invaluable lessons

It was 1973 and my first day as a freshman at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts. I was at an awkward age in a new school ... more

Dayboats inspire many dreams

These six dual consoles deliver on versatility, comfort and performance. Open boats allow us to experience the sights, sounds and smells of being on the water up close and personal. ... more


This Pacific Northwest workboat conversion is enduring and endearing - It’s nearly a law of nature: A boat voyeur’s stroll through the Boat Haven in Port Townsend, Washington, stops on ... more

There are no shortcuts

The C&D Canal can save a lot of time, but it’s important to plan ahead. The pleasures of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal are widely praised. ... more

Crewmember who died in ferry disaster honored

She was a 22-year-old crewmember and cafeteria worker who shone like a beacon in the chaos aboard the sinking South Korean ferry Sewol. She remained at her post — passing ... more

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A good, long run for this band of boat show brothers

It’s not every day that I get to have lunch with six longtime Soundings readers who grew up with the magazine and whose boating lives mirror the arc of so many of our loyal tribe. - The lunch gathering coincided with the opening day of...


Sea Savvy

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How old is too old?

Age (sometimes) has its advantages When I was a young boy I went through a series of wooden boats. My very first was brand new, built especially for me, commissioned...




You gotta be kiddin’? A pillow?

- Sooner or later, if you do a lot of your own work on your boat, especially when said...


Used Boat Review

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DeFever 44

Cruising to new harbors and new horizons is what Bob and Elaine Ebaugh like to do, and over the course of their boating lives they’ve...


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Boat handling Part III: low-speed operation

While being able to maintain high planing speeds in rough seas makes a boat safer and more seaworthy, it’s also inevitable that you’ll have to occasionally run at slower speeds...


New Boats

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Hunt 32cc

Hunt Yachts is known for its cruisers, coupes and express motoryachts, but the builder continues to grow its fleet of open boats. The newest is the 32cc, a luxury center console that debuts next spring. “This boat really maximizes your...


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