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VIDEO: High-octane thrill ride

Count hard-core wakeboarders among the bungee jumpers, cliff divers and any number of extreme-sports junkies who live to do things the rest of us would never dream of attempting.

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VIDEO: Yacht vs. drawbridge

The details and exact cause of an ugly allision Tuesday between a megayacht and a Florida drawbridge are hard to come by, but an investigation has begun.

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VIDEO: Meeting 'Mighty Whitey'

Sharks aren’t ones to pass up a free meal, which is why it’s not hard to find videos online of the dominant saltwater predator lingering near a recreational boat.

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VIDEO: Dreams shattered

One of the seven Open 65 yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, which the sailracing community considers one of the toughest endurance events on the planet, is out of the race.

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VIDEO: Hunger games

Panama offers some of the best saltwater fishing on the planet. Its Azuero Peninsula, on the Pacific side, is nicknamed the “Tuna Coast” and is a favored destination for sport anglers.

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VIDEO: Earning its stripes

After three years of research and development, the cutting-edge designers at Sail Innovation last year introduced the Flying Phantom, the world’s first series of foiling catamarans.

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VIDEO: Partners in rescue

A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man with reported heart-attack symptoms from the 35-foot Fish Tale II more than 35 miles west of Oregon’s Columbia River entrance Nov. 8.

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VIDEO: Into the drink

OK, we admit to sharing this video just for the sake of showcasing a foolish man doing a foolish thing.

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VIDEO: Rocket ride

This is not the lazy weekend cruise we all enjoy.

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VIDEO: 'Boofhead' decision

We found this video from Australia, a water-loving island continent with its share of characters.

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VIDEO: Oil drilling sparks clash

The scene made for some shocking video: Greenpeace protesters approach an offshore oil-drilling ship aboard two inflatable boats, only to be repeatedly rammed by a Spanish navy boat.

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VIDEO: Chilling sight

Two Norwegian herring fishermen working the cold waters north of the Arctic Circle came across a force of nature in the form of a pod of humpback whales.

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VIDEO: 'Flying session'

By now we’ve all seen plenty of hydrofoiling sailing machines glide above the water’s surface.

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VIDEO: Like a hurricane

A seaside train ride in southwest England sounds appealing — unless hurricane-force winds are buffeting the coast.

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VIDEO: Test of mettle

We pass no judgment on what takes place in this video we found on YouTube.

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Should you fill your fuel tank for winter storage?

Autumn is in full swing, and for those living in cold-weather areas, this unfortunately means the end of the boating season. Boaters who winterize are faced with a question: Should I fill my fuel tanks for winter storage or leave them empty? The answer has generated much debate.

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VIDEO: Over and out

We don’t know much about this video, but it appears that a cruising sailor ended up aground on a sandy beach in an outgoing tide.

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VIDEO: Turning on the jets

Thomas Hewitt is a young man from New Zealand who loves to drive aluminum jetboats really fast through the narrow, shallow and rocky rivers of his home country.

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VIDEO: Ready to run

After a few brief days of sea trials in Newport, R.I., the 100-foot pre-preg carbon racing wonder Comanche set sail for Charleston, S.C., the first leg of the passage to Sydney, Australia.

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VIDEO: Into the night

The crew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescued a man from his grounded 38-foot sailboat during a storm near Bellingham, Wash., on Nov. 3.

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