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Heavy Weather Powerboating

Powerboating ... on steroids

Even casual cruisers will appreciate Hugo Montgomery-Swan's collection of tales from more than a dozen top professional mariners and powerboat racers about pushing the limits in extreme seas.

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Cuba Run

Sailing into danger in Cuban waters

Dave Schaefer, a cruising sailor and writer with an affinity for Cuba, has penned a fictional action thriller with the island as the centerpiece.

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The Patuxent Ghost Fleet

'Ghost fleet' chronicled

Cruisers familiar with Chesapeake Bay know of the fleet well - the deteriorating "ghost fleet" of mothballed German steamships in the backwaters of Maryland's Patuxent River.

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Sailing out of Retirement

Practical advice from an authority

Seasoned sailors with wind still in their sails might consider the self-published non-fiction "Sailing Out of Retirement: Living the Dream," (Amazon, $9.99 for Kindle version, $15.95 for paperback) by the veteran cruising couple Matts and Jeanine Djos.

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An Island Cabin

A new spin on an old tale

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) is one of the giants of 20th century American literature, best known for his novels "Sister Carrie" and "An American Tragedy," which director George Stevens turned into the film "A Place in the Sun."

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