Charles B. "Chuck" Husick was an engineer by training whose broad-ranging Renaissance mind enabled him to lead companies in aviation and boating, edit "Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship" - the bible of boating - and write about a host of technical subjects for boating magazines. Husick died Sept. 13 at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a nine-month illness. He was 77.
Regulator Marine has added a seventh center console to its fleet - the 28 FS (Forward Seater), which bridges the gap between the 26 FS and 29 FS. Designed by naval architect Lou Codega, the 28 FS is powered by a pair of Yamaha F300 4-strokes on an engine bracket.
Promoters say boat and accessory shoppers will find bargain prices at the Oct. 28-Nov.1 production
After investigations of two accidents involving Coast Guard boats, the National Transportation Safety Board is advising the Coast Guard, commercial vessel operators and the boating public to be aware that the use of cell phones is a distraction while under way.
With the Netherlands court system no longer standing in her way, Dutch teenager Laura Dekker began final preparations for her attempt to sail solo around the globe.
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