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Grounding raises concerns about inlet

This 48-foot Viking ran onto a shoal in Florida's St. Augustine Inlet.St. Augustine, Fla., is a convenient stop for sportfishing skippers and bluewater sailors making passages off the Eastern Seaboard.

“We have several significant boat maintenance facilities here,” says Carl Blow, the commissioner for the Florida Inland Navigation District. “We get a lot of transient traffic, guys moving up and down the East Coast — rather large yachts that tend to run offshore, not in the Intracoastal Waterway.”

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Seamanship Quiz

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

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Scout 251 XS: fishing, day boating

If you like to fish for a variety of species, you might want to check out Scout Boats’ new center-console fishing platform — the 251 XS.

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Hanging out

British skipper Chris Stanmore-Major takes a self-portrait while hanging from the pulpit of his Eco 60 during the Velux 5 Oceans, a five-leg, 30,000-nautical-mile solo race around the world.

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Day at the office

Images

Onne van der Wal


Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Shutter speed: 1/640s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200

This photo image originally appeared in the July 2011 issue.
   

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