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Don’t put blind faith in the magenta line

If you’re familiar with the various East Coast intracoastal waterways, you’re familiar with the magenta line. It’s been snaking around for many years on charts of various areas to (hopefully) show us where to go. And it’s been very helpful to many...

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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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Back to the drawing board: Design flaws I’ve noted

Most boats have intelligent ideas worth noting, along with areas that need a little more thinking through. It’s rare to see a boat that gets it all right — or...

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On Sail

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This boat is solid as an (igneous) rock

Unless you closely follow single-handed offshore racing or you are an Austrophile, you’ve probably never heard of Norbert Sedlacek. And why would you? He’s not a superstar in the mold...

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Used Boat Review

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Pacemaker Alglas 31

The Essex (Conn.) Boat Club consists of a small clubhouse, a launch ramp and picnic tables set along one of the more beautiful stretches of the lower Connecticut River. With a mix of lawn, meadow and overhanging trees lining the banks for...

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New Gear

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Trent PowerPak Ultra USB-based devices charger

The Trent PowerPak Ultra keeps USB-based devices charged while outdoors. It features a rugged exterior and an IP-67 waterproof rating for protection against drops and immersion. With 14,000 mAh of...

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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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