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Ted Hood: sailor, innovator, sportsman, builder

A man in full: Ted Hood was 'incredibly unique.'Frederick E. “Ted” Hood was a passionate sailor who won the America’s Cup on Courageous in 1974 and parlayed his love of the sport into a 64-year career as a sailmaker, boatbuilder, boat and rigging designer, spar maker and innovator. Hood died June 28 in Middletown, R.I. He was 86.



A Can-Do Visionary

David Marlow has been checking struggling boat companies for signs of a pulse and buying some that look as if they can be revived and folded into the growing family of Marlow yards and companies that build, service and distribute yachts.
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Better the second time around

A 1984 Sisu 22 renews one man's love for boating and he returns the favor with a complete restoration

n_24_featureSeventeen years ago Roland Robert bought a 7-year-old pocket cruiser powered by a sterndrive. It didn't take him long to regret it.

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It’s a winner

N26.DEVRIESRoger DeVries had put significant sweat equity into his 1974 Sea Ray, replacing the transom, deck and stringers and installing a new exhaust manifold on the runabout's 155-hp MerCruiser I/O. He had given the boat the foundation for a new life.



Why Bligh still stands tall

When modern-day adventurers sailed in William Bligh's wake, they got more than they bargained for.

Forty-eight days after setting out from Tonga, four sailors led by Australian adventurer Don McIntyre made landfall in Timor in the East Indies in their 25-foot boat, successfully retracing the epic 1789 open-boat voyage of Lt. William Bligh.



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