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To sink or not to sink: Expect the unexpected

Has your boat sunk yet? Fortunately, none of mine have. I did have one boat that was sunk when I got it and which, despite my best efforts, never floated. It was an old rotten three-log fishing boat that washed up in...

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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 Power

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Running your boat in rough conditions

Last month I discussed the capabilities and limitations of planing, semiplaning and displacement hulls in rough conditions. Now let’s take a look at offshore boat-handling tactics, tips and strategies. -...

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On Sail

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In remembrance of two ancient mariners

The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates the United States from Canada around the 49th parallel north. Water can move through it like an avalanche, and seas can be treacherous,...

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Used Boat Review

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Mainship 43 Pilot

When you have a real passion for something, whether it’s baseball, art or music, you tend to want to share it, to pass it on to others, the kids or grandkids, as something special. That’s certainly true about boats and boating. -...

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New Gear

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SeaLife Micro HD

SeaLife calls its new Micro HD camera the “world’s first permanently sealed waterproof camera.” Guaranteed not to leak, the 13-megapixel camera features a 2.4-inch LCD and a 140-degree wide-angle lens,...

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Tech Talk

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Dead pump diagnosis: It was my fault

A little detective work uncovers the importance of using the right tools for the job - I had wired the backup bilge pump in my center console fishing boat with...

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