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Down and dirty in the engine room

Where do they find those guys with the clean fingernails? You’ve seen them; they always show up in the technical manuals. And why are their clothes so fresh? And where is the blood? I’ve never seen these people around any boats. Maybe...

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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

MJM 35z: Technology and a touch of tradition

Simple designs captivate us quickly and hold our affection for a long period of time. A concert of perfect lines forming perfect shapes in perfect harmony appeals to our sense...

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On Sail

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Beyond wind and water, sailing offers life lessons

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This quote by George Santayana has been on replay in my mind for a while. But sometimes — and...

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Used Boat Review

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Used Boat Review: Dean 44 Catamaran

In 1983, with a baby daughter on the way, Mike Camarata and Carol Zipke launched a 23-foot sailboat into Long Island Sound for the first time and started cruising. Today the semiretired couple from Mystic, Connecticut, can look back on more than...

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New Gear

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Caframo Cabin Fan

The new three-speed Sirocco II cabin fan is designed for use in tight spaces and has the same mounting footprint as the original Sirocco, which makes it easy for owners...

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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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