Soundings at 50 Celebrating a half-century of boating
I didn’t know diddly-squat about boats, but I was a reporter, and I loved to fish. I had spent many an idyllic summer vacation and November blue blitz on the Outer Banks of North Carolina fishing with my dad. What better way to indulge two loves — fishing and writing — than coming to work for Soundings in the quintessential New England town of Essex, Conn.
Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute
Volvo Penta’s new D11 inline 6-cylinder diesel will now power two new IPS pod-drive systems: the IPS800 and IPS950 (pictured). The package makes a good match for boats from 40 to 60 feet, especially flybridge yachts and convertibles, says Thomas Lantz, Volvo Penta’s chief project manager for the D11.
London’s Tower Bridge frames PlanetSolar on Aug. 31 after the largest solar boat in the world wrapped up a 12,500-mile, 156-day operation to collect scientific data along the Gulf Stream. PlanetSolar also made stops in Miami, New York and Boston to raise awareness about climate issues and promote solar energy. www.planetsolar.org
November 2013 issue
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