Close call captured
Lester Hunt, a retired schoolteacher living near Point Lonsdale, a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, took his camera to the harbor on a late-October Sunday, hoping to snap a few frames of a new pilotboat being launched.
Owner runs his brand-new Contender 200 feet onto an island; pulling it off took five boats and 11 hours
Talk about running aground. Only a few hours after taking delivery of a new 2010 Contender 37 center console, the owner ran the boat onto an island in New York's Great South Bay after dark.
One longtime boat inspector details the way he works and the agreements he has with his clients
The marine surveyor is a fact-finder hired to go over a boat with a fine-tooth comb, find out what's shipshape and what's not, and through careful inspection help the client make an intelligent decision about whether to buy the boat.
Similar to powerboat systems, Dock & Go enables a sailboat to spin and move sideways or diagonally
Docking a 40- to 50-foot sailboat in strong crosswinds and currents is hard work, especially for a shorthanded crew or older sailors who might lack the physical ability to muscle the thing into a narrow slip.
And then there's the emotional drama.
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