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Talkin' Boats with John Livingston president, Fluid Motion

John Livingston is the president of Fluid Motion, the builder of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats. The Kent, Wash., company employs more than 100 and builds nine models from 21 to 31 feet.

Livingston’s father, Dave, is known for his design and production work for Regal, Reinell and Bayliner, where he served as president in 1988 and 1989. “He’s designed more boats than anyone in the industry,” his son says.

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Soundings at 50 Celebrating a half-century of boating

‘ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH SOUNDINGS?’

Sue Evans grew up sailing on Long Island Sound. Her mom and dad were sailors, racing Snipes out of the Norwalk Yacht Club across Wilson Cove from their hometown of Rowayton, Conn. Evans raced Lightnings, and as engaging and outgoing as she was and still is, the young sailor made friends in the dozens of clubs she raced against.

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CG small-boat crew ‘blinded’ by laser

A Coast Guard boat crew was “blinded” by a laser in August while on patrol about 3,000 yards off Clearwater, Fla. The crew of the 25-foot response boat reported to watchstanders at 10:18 p.m. that they had experienced a 3- to 4-second green laser burst.

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Across the pond without a skipper or crew

Students from Wagner Middle School in Winterport, Maine, with their mini-boat, Pridetanic, which landed in Portugal after seven months on the Atlantic“Charger has landed in Wales! We are sooooo psyched!” wrote Barbara Nidzgorski, a teacher at John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River, Conn. Her email was sent after a 4-1/2-foot fiberglass sailboat her class sponsored was discovered by a beach patrol on Pendine Sands earlier this year.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - October 2013

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute www.captains.com

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