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The smart buyer: Shopping for equipment at a boat show

Looking for a new windlass? Considering a stabilizer system? The boat show is the best place to do your first round of shopping and research. But if the show is big, you need a strategy.



Maine home is a bridge to serenity

Photos by Robert L. Drake

This unique home in Maine's Boothbay Harbor offers all the charms of a summer camp stay.Moored and moving yachts, lobster boats, kayaks and windjammers comprise the ever-changing view from the Bridge House in the harbor of downtown Boothbay Harbor, Maine.



Sights and sailing at your doorstep

This home in Queenstown, Md., is on the Wye River and offers easy sailing to Chesapeake Bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide lots of light and water views.The great sailing on northern Chesapeake Bay, the Wye River and associated waterways brought Harry and Rebecca Barrick to Queenstown, Md., when he retired in 1985.



Historic home set in charming village

The private dock of the 1802 home in Wickford, R.I.,'s National Historic District accommodates the owners' center console runabout (right) and a neighbor's fishing skiff.Wickford’s historic charm, walkability and nearness to Narragansett Bay’s great sailing convinced Bob and Betty Sue Reed to purchase an 1802 home in the 375-year-old Rhode Island village’s National Historic District.



All paws on deck

A Nordic Tug, three golden retrievers and many nautical miles — it doesn’t get any better for this cruising couple

The Minards have logged 12,000 miles with various canine crewmenters.The cry goes out aboard the Nordic Tug 42: “Fish!” Three retrievers hover expectantly around the pilothouse door, wet noses twitching, tongues out and golden fur rustling in the sea breeze.



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