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Fishing Friendly

The details matter when you choose a ride. What makes a great fishing boat? I’ve fished all my life — mostly aboard center consoles and walkarounds from 20 to 35 feet, ... more

Sweet Freedom

The look is Down East, with a tall bow and sweeping sheer line, a traditional trunk cabin with eyebrow trim and an upright, open-sided wheelhouse. But this lobster boat hull ... more

In Baltimore, a bait shop is a neighborhood icon

Suspended over a sidewalk in an old row-house neighborhood of East Baltimore is an iconic, art-deco neon sign that draws magical attention after dark. ... more

Walking the Plank - Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz

Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz is the 40th superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and the first female officer to hold that post. ... more

Who should foot the bill for poor decisions?

The only thing more uncompromising than the sea may be the judgments heaped upon skippers and crew who call the Coast Guard to rescue them from trouble ... more

Blogs and Columns

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In this boat together

By the time you read our July issue, I will have a boat in the water. It’s a bold goal, but Parkinson’s Law — “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” — is ricocheting around my brain, a pinball fired...


Sea Savvy

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Boat Luck and boat bucks go hand in hand

Owning a boat can be like walking in the Everglades. You never know what’s going to rise up and bite you in the backside, although at least in the Everglades...




Murphy the great

- The change may have taken place at a glacial pace and therefore may be unnoticeable to you. -...


Used Boat Review

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Marine Trader 40 Sundeck

Nelson Garrett and Sandra Kay shopped the Chesapeake region, looking for the cruiser that would take them on a long-awaited American odyssey. The newly retired...


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Horses galore

Manufacturers are raising the bar on power The horsepower race continues, with Mercury and Seven Marine introducing their most powerful 4-stroke outboards this year. - Mercury adds two high-horsepower 4-strokes:...


New Boats

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Stamas 390 Aegean

Today’s express fishing boat must make good on a threefold mission: a smooth and dry ride, enough deck and storage space for fishing, and a spacious, well-appointed cabin for the family. The Stamas 390 Aegean delivers all three, says...


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