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The smart buyer - Buyers and sellers can benefit from a broker

We’ve all seen “For Sale By Owner” signs on boats in marinas, alongside the road, across the street from a boat show. You can also buy or sell a boat online using eBay or social media. But are any of these truly safe bets for buyers or sellers?

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An island of your own in Maine

The cabin's expansive deck has sweeping views of island-dotted Penobscott Bay.Imagine spending a quintessential Maine summer on your own private 25-acre island, following winding trails through evergreen woods to tidal pools, bold granite ledges and a pebble swimming beach. Beneath sweeping southerly views of Penobscot Bay from your cabin’s capacious deck lies Bucks Harbor’s busy yachting activity.

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A great awakening

As the days warm and the nights lengthen, the waterfront comes alive

A watchful eye, a steady hand, an enduring dream.I  grew up in a small riverside village with three boatyards within a half-mile of the family home. Each spring we were serenaded by the sounds of pile drivers and power tools; hammering, scraping and sanding; the smell of paint, varnish, creosote and outboard exhaust. Remember red lead?

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A romance that’s unending

A small boat and a warm summer day can nurture a love that lasts a lifetime

Small boats are the soul of boating for many of us; they are where we start and often where we finish. We were allowed to use them in our youth because they had limited monetary value; we allow ourselves to use them in old age often for the same reason — and to get back in touch with why we fell for boating in the first place.

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Like father like son

Rives, Walker and Allen Potts have experienced their fondest memories together while racing their 48-foot sloop

Rives and Walker Potts get reacquainted when they race their sloop Carina.Rives Potts raced Carina, his 48-foot 1969 McCurdy & Rhodes, across the Atlantic last summer with a crew of four fathers and five of their sons, including his son Walker, who has raced with his dad since he was 11.

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