I look forward to new models from South Carolina builder Scout Boats. The company consistently introduces well-thought-out fishing and day-cruising platforms. They typically are handsome, with impressive workmanship and fit and finish.
The owner of a Hudson River paddle-wheeler is selling the Lake George, N.Y., tour boat Ethan Allen, the Dyer 40 that capsized in 2005, with the deaths of 20 passengers.
A self-described "boat nut," John Panzella bought the boat about a year ago after seeing it sit in storage for several years and then hearing it might be destroyed.
Bob Adriance, editor of Seaworthy, BoatU.S.'s insurance magazine, says the No. 1 cause of dockside sinkings is neglect - failing to maintain critical fittings and hoses that can flood a boat if they fail.
A Nordhavn 75 Expedition Yachtfisher that sank at its slip in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, was a casualty of a PVC fitting the builder says popped loose from a tuna tube bait-fish system, flooding the engine room and lazarette while no one was aboard.
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