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Niña report cites texts, satellite technology

The search for the yacht showed that improvements needed to be made in the use of satellite technology in trying to find missing vessels.An independent review of the search for Niña, the classic yacht that was lost with seven crewmembers more than a year ago on the Tasman Sea, has found that the New Zealand rescue authority did all it should have done — and more — to try to find the 84-foot schooner, but it recommends the agency learn to use satellite technology more effectively in its searches.

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Summertime USA

These photos by Bob Grieser provide visual proof that summertime on the water is fun.

Summer boating is like New Year’s Eve or a great birthday party, only it stretches on, day after day. You know it’s not forever, but it sure is fun while it lasts. The operative word always should be “fun," as long as it’s done safely, there is no right or wrong way to enjoy a boat.

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Monhegan Harbor

Oil on canvas by Paul Black

An artist can find inspiration anywhere — in the far corners of the world, the pages of history, the open field of the imagination. For Paul Black, it’s right around the corner, close to home.

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Mercury and Suzuki roll out new engines

Mercury's new 250-hp gas sterndrive was designed and manufactured in-house.Four new Mercury engines have hit the water: 75-, 90- and 115-hp 4-stroke outboards and a 4.5-liter 250-hp MerCruiser gasoline sterndrive.
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Evinrude unveils new E-TEC outboards

The E-TEC G2 engines are entirely new - inside and out.When the major engine manufacturers began pumping out 4-stroke outboards more than a decade ago, venerable 2-stroke technology seemed to be riding into the sunset. Evinrude says it is about to turn that notion on its head this fall with the introduction of a 2-stroke unlike anything you’ve seen.

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