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Sea Savvy

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Machete-ready Betty and the 12-hour storm

I knew it was going to be a good storm when I saw the lady standing on the bowsprit of her big sailboat and waving a machete at the guy on the boat that had just anchored upwind of her. Upwind wasn’t...

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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

Canados 428 Gladiator

When is a center console not a center console? When it’s a Canados 428 Gladiator. This newest model of the Gladiator series may have the helm console on centerline, but...

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On Sail

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A classic Herreshoff in the hands of a master

Few objects beg humans to love and preserve them as strongly as a wooden boat. Wooden boats built in the traditional plank-on-frame style are magical, in part because the materials...

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Used Boat Review

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Used Boat Review: 44 Henriques Flybridge

When John Lewis retired from his job as a steamfitter, he put his captain’s license to work and went fishing. It seemed natural. -

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New Gear

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Pettit bottom paint

Pettit Black Widow is a high-performance antifouling for boats where speed is the top priority, such as racing sailboats, bass boats, personal watercraft and offshore powerboats. -

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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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