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Boat Show Special - More, Better, Faster

Builders are bullish about what they're bringing to the fall shows. For the past several years, each boat show season has strengthened with an increased number of new boats, propulsion and ... more

The essentials of good seamanship

There's much more to being a competent skipper than knowing how to run a boat. - Check yourself by reading these five articles. - ... more

Lobster Boat kings Convene

A symposium in Castine, Maine, brings sailors and Down East boatbuilders together.  Sailors ... more

Gentlemen of the Harbor

A day aboard a working tug in Baltimore - My valued friendship with one of the port of Baltimore’s senior tug captains enabled this small-craft sailor to experience the sights ... more

Talkin’ boats with Scott Deal President, Maverick Boat Co.

Things couldn’t have been better for Scott Deal this past Labor Day Weekend. Not only was he immersed in his passion for fly-fishing, he was teaching his 23-year-old daughter Elliott ... more

Blogs and Columns

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Bon voyage but not goodbye, Bay Tripper

Jack Sherwood possesses one of the most authentic voices in marine publishing over the last two decades. - For the last 17 years, Jack wrote a monthly column for Soundings called “Bay Tripper,” in which he chronicled the various characters and places he encountered as...


Sea Savvy

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Every little thing’s not gonna be all right

I’ve been amazed over the years by boat problems caused by the tiniest of things. I know about the big things — the bottom falling out, the engine quitting in...




How to keep your head happy

- Not all boaters have freshwater-flushing heads these days. Some continue to use comparatively old-fashioned systems that use saltwater...


Used Boat Review

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Tartan 37 sloop

Not many sailors can say they’ve run aground in Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. military base in Cuba. Philip May was an officer on a Navy...


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Running your boat in rough conditions

Last month I discussed the capabilities and limitations of planing, semiplaning and displacement hulls in rough conditions. Now let’s take a look at offshore boat-handling tactics, tips and strategies. -...


New Boats

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True North 34 Outboard Express

True North Yachts has added the first outboard boat to its fleet, and it appears to be a hit. The Warren, Rhode Island, boatbuilder’s True North 34 Outboard Express collected the “Best Overall Powerboat” and “Best New Powerboat Over 30...


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