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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.

Talkin' Boats with Steve Potts CEO Scout Boats

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.



Ill-fated Lake George tour boat for sale

The 1964 Dyer has been a tough sell, and Panzella believes its history is to blame.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.



A chillingly close call for a longtime frostbiter

The first Sunday morning of December 2010 was cold, and I had to remove chunks of ice from my Laser's cockpit. The sun was shining, and the water temperature was still in the 50s, with a prediction for increasing winds out of the north - a nice day for frostbiting on the lower Connecticut River. It should have been a nice day of racing - with the proper gear.



Neglect is your boat's dockside enemy

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.



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