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Trawler and cruising events for the new year

TrawlerPort will be part of the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach Feb. 14-18.Trawler cruisers and others who aspire to cruise under power have two options on the horizon to help them get up to speed.

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Mustang recalls 11 PFD products

Mustang Survival, of Bellingham, Wash., has issued a voluntary recall of 11 inflatable PFD models and inflatable PFD re-arm kits because some of the inflator mechanisms may be faulty, resulting in a delay in inflation of the PFD or no inflation at all.

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Yamaha joins the joystick movement

Yamaha's Helm Master system gives joystick manueverability to boats powered with its electronically controlled outboards.The much-anticipated joystick-equipped helm control system from Yamaha — called Helm Master — hits the market in March.

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Seamanship Quiz January 2013

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute www.captains.com

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Once Around the Block: The Vendee Globe

Once Around the Block: The Vendee Globe solo, non-stop race around the world set sail Nov. 10 from Les Sables d’Olonne, France. The 20-boat fleet was winnowed down in the first two weeks of the race, as six skippers retired with damage and failures. www.vendeeglobe.org

   

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