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A Coast Guard air crew hoisted two men from the sailboat French Kiss this fall after they ran onto the Galveston, Texas, south jetty in 6-foot seas and 30-knot winds. One man had minor injuries. The boat drifted off the rocks and sank.

December 2014 issue


Electric outboards from Elco

Elco Motor Yachts has launched a new line of electric outboards with the introduction of 5- and 7-hp equivalent models. A 9.9-hp motor will be available in January. The outboards are designed to meet a growing interest in clean, quiet, fuel-efficient propulsion, says Elco senior sales manager Ted Norris.



Gales Gales of November - Images

Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Shutter speed: 1/2,000 second

Lens focal length: 500mm

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 100

December 2014 issue


Dyer 29

Illustration by Jim Ewing

It’s 1955. Dwight Eisenhower is in the White House, James Dean is the movie matinee idol, and the Brooklyn Dodgers finally win the World Series. In Warren, Rhode Island, designer and boatbuilder Nick Potter is finishing a new powerboat based on the traditional New England lobstering and fishing boats he knows so well.



Son of Soundings: in memory of a founding father

Soundings co-founder Scott HyfieldEditor’s note: Scott Hyfield was the last surviving Soundings founder when he died earlier this year. His son wrote this remembrance.

When a parent passes away, the memories come back like a flood tide. My dad, Scott Hyfield, passed away this past May at the age of 82.

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