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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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The Banjo 20: It’s playing their tune

A couple dropped by last week to look at one of the boats in my stable of previously loved (read: used) vessels. The pair live aboard a motorsailer on Lake...

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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: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

Lee and Dee Anderson spent most of their boating lives as sailors, enjoying the feel of the boat moving through the water, powered by the wind. “When we sailed, we loved the peace and quiet,” Lee Anderson says. “We were connected to...

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New Gear

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America’s Cup Watch

Fans of the America’s Cup and fine timepieces should check out Panerai’s special edition Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic watch. -

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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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