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Camachee Cove: the making of a marina

I went to a birthday party a few months ago. Many good friends were there; most were old friends, and most were boaters. As I sipped a draft, the ambience of the party brought a question to mind: Where do marinas come...

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Know-How

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Power & Motoryacht University 2013

- Improve your seamanship, one line at a time at Power & Motoryacht University -

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Questions and Answers

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Q&A - Outboards

While out on the water, your outboard won’t start. What should you look for before calling for help? - Does the engine sound like it is cranking over? If not,...

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On Powerboats

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Dynamic instability: It’s as bad as it sounds

If you’ve ever been around the class of racing boats known as speed skiffs, developed along the New Jersey shore, you know that you can hear them coming long before...

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On Sail

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An old Yankee town’s resident old Yankee

What is there to know about Essex, Connecticut? It’s a fine little town on the banks of the Connecticut River, which discharges into Long Island Sound about a half-dozen miles...

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Used Boat Review

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Used Boat Review: Eastern 31 Casco Bay

Ned and Edie Flanagan were taking a break from big boats, their last being a 36-foot Albin trawler. In 2014, the Connecticut couple began looking for something that would get them back into the boating lifestyle they’d enjoyed — a three-season boat...

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New Gear

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Ultimate Solar Charger

The SP-6000 Ultimate Solar Charger flips open to reveal two 6-watt solar panels for 12 watts of charging power. -

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Tech Talk

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The Smart Buyer - Whose boat are you buying?

One happy aspect of our recovering economy is that it has rebooted the boat-purchasing cycle. After such a downturn, there’s often reduced inventory, which presents a challenge to those in...

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