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An important note to our loyal readers

With the May issue's debut of the new-size Soundings, we are now able to co-mail with other similar-size magazines. Therefore, the in-home delivery date for U.S. subscribers will move to the second week of each month.

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Stability monitor could avert capsizes

The $4,000 device tracks rolling motion, alerting crew to potentially deadly shifts in weight and balance

Coast Guard investigators say the 93-foot fishing vessel Katmai sank off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, with the loss of seven crewmembers, because it was carrying too much cod in its hold and the crew couldn't stop water from unaccountably pouring into the engine room.

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Why Hyannis when you can do Greenland?

Cruising Club of America honors sailor who spends his summers dodging polar bears and floating ice chunks

CookFrom teaching college English to designing yachts to voyaging in the northern latitudes, William E. Cook has been exploring new horizons for years.

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Court-martials set in Coast Guard crash

Father of the 8-year-old killed in a collision on San Diego Bay calls dispositions to date 'disappointing'

The 33-fooer that struck the Sea Ray is similar to this boat.The court-martial for the Coast Guard petty officer who was piloting the patrol boat that killed a young boy on San Diego Bay in 2009 was expected to begin in early March.

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Plea deal costs manatee killer his boat

Florida man with prior speeding citations avoids prison term in rare federal court prosecution

Of the 767 Florida manatee deaths in 2010, 83 were boat- or ship-related.A Merritt Island, Fla., boater has forfeited his 21-foot boat as part of a plea deal for killing a manatee while speeding through a refuge.

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