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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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VIDEO: What's for lunch?

West Coast boaters know sea lions as the scroungers of the Pacific.

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VIDEO: Hang on!

Navigating breaking surf in a small open boat is best avoided, as the guys in this video were reminded all too well.

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VIDEO: Grey power, stout skipper

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who became the first man to sail alone and non-stop around the world nearly half a century ago, has set off on a solo trans-Atlantic race at the age of 75.

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VIDEO: Perilous practice

The training for the Coast Guard’s elite surfboat crews is legendary.

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VIDEO: Dream boat

What’s rarer than the elusive BMW 507 sports car? How about a 507 that floats?

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VIDEO: Ghost fleet

There’s a small bay on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., that is an eerie final resting place for hundreds of ships. More than 230 were scuttled here, and most of them were never put into service.

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VIDEO: Different type of cruising boat

Retired naval architect Doug Cuthbert wanted to go cruising with his family, but rather than sail over the horizon aboard some beautiful creation of his own, he wanted to go land cruising.

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VIDEO: Surfing with Dad

Tyler Medford is your average husband and father who loves to surf.

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