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Crew takes correct steps in Alaska rescue

The 60-foot Bayliner motoryacht Nordic Mistress sank in the Gulf of Alaska earlier this year. All five crew were rescued, and the Coast Guard praised them for being prepared.The Coast Guard praised five boaters who were rescued this spring after their 60-foot motoryacht sank in the Gulf of Alaska, saying the crew was well-prepared for the emergency and the conditions.

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Pilot mooring fields in Florida will help develop policies

Mooring and anchoring regulations have been topics of much debate in Florida.Florida has chosen four locales for pilot mooring fields, expecting that they will make cruising more enjoyable while spurring more communities to install moorings for cruisers.

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Talkin’ Boats with Steve D’Antonio, Marine consultant

With nearly 25 years of experience as a marine mechanic, electrician, consultant and boatyard manager, Steve D’Antonio ranks as one of the most knowledgeable boating experts in the country. He has operated Virginia-based Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting since 2007, advising boat buyers, owners and industry professionals (www.stevedmarineconsulting.com).



Local Waters

Boston Lighthouse
The second beacon to sit on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor was built in 1783 and is the second-oldest working lighthouse in the United States, after Sandy Hook (N.J.) Lighthouse. It is the only lighthouse still
actively staffed by the Coast Guard.



Nautique ski boat goes all-electric

The prototype Ski Nautique E has a top end of 40 mph.Correct Craft has developed a prototype 19-foot ski boat powered only by electricity. The Ski Nautique E — a 2008 model with an LOA of 19 feet, 6 inches, and a beam of 7 feet, 7 inches — can make as many as 30 passes towing skiers before it needs recharging, about 90 minutes of continual use, says Greg Meloon, vice president of marketing and product development for Nautique Boats.



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