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Why a boat?

Yesterday — between writing a feature and closing pages of the August issue of Soundings, which you now hold in your hands — I dashed to the town hall to get paperwork notarized and sent it off to the documentation agent by...

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Bay Tripper

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The harbor pilot’s dance is a choreography of precision

Mark J. Hannon

The launch Vedette is bouncing across the water at 17 knots, en route to the container ship LOA, when the driver advises the pilot, who is soon to guide the 878-foot freighter out of Baltimore harbor: “Gusts this afternoon of 40 knots,...

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New England Fishing

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Tuna time: trolling the edge of the Earth

Editor’s note: Last month’s column focused on initial preparations for a canyon run. In this installment, we look at the best ways to gather current offshore intel and the gear you’ll need, and run through some of the finer points of high-summer...

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Loose Cannon

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Peter Swanson's Soundings blog

PassageMaker executive editor Peter Swanson weighs in with his thoughts on recreational boating and the boating lifestyle.

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Swamp Yankee

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Bill Sisson's refit blog

Soundings editor-in-chief Bill Sisson details the refit of a 22-year-old Down Easter.

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