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Avoid Engagement

"Enough is enough," says Charles Clifton, founder and director of Humanitarian Defense, referring to the four American cruisers who were shot and killed by Somali pirates off Oman.

"If people are going to sail in these waters, they have to take some responsibility to protect themselves," says the 31-year-old international security operations specialist from Gardnerville, Nev.



A rescue that no novel could describe

Wasafiri lost steerage in rough seas when the tow line to the dinghy fouled the prop and rudder.Moving aboard a refurbished Marine Trader 38 was more than a lifestyle decision for novelist Wes DeMott. Going to sea was a conscious attempt to simplify his life and reinvent his fiction.



The sea as school of hard knocks

The DeMotts had the 1982 Marine Trader 38 completely refurbished.Most of us have done it, and all of us have seen it done - trawlers, yachts and sailboats towing a tender or a dinghy. But except for a short hop on calm water, I'll never even think about doing it again, and here's why.



A modern mission for a Hemingway-era resort

Guy Harvey is a passionate angler, diver and painter. His renovated resort opened last July.Guy Harvey knows the water from many perspectives - as an artist, angler, diver, conservationist, biologist and entrepreneur - so it makes sense that his new Guy Harvey Outpost Resort & Marina on Bimini is as multifaceted as he is.



The big one that didn't get away

A trophy bonefish that guide Ansil Saunders helped a client land in 1971 remains a world record

Ansil SaundersThe Bimini Big Game Club planned to celebrate a bit of local fishing lore late last month with a ticker-tape parade for bonefish guide and boatbuilder Ansil Saunders, who 40 years ago scared up a 16-pound, 3-ounce bonefish for Jerry Lavenstein to hook and land, setting a world record that stands today.

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