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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - August 2013

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

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More heat than light in Florida anchorage flap

Vincent Sibilla has been cited for using a solar-powered garden light as an anchor light on the Katie J and is appealing his conviction.Vincent Sibilla is the Robin Hood of the Stuart, Fla., anchorage where he keeps his boat. Five years ago Sibilla, who had been arrested four times, convicted once and given a jail sentence for anchoring in the St. Lucie River more than 10 days, achieved a settlement of his federal civil rights lawsuit that opened Stuart’s waters to boaters who wish to anchor outside its mooring field.

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NO CAPS AND GOWNS:

When the school year ends, students in the two-year Boatbuilding & Restoration program at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, R.I., launch the boats they restored. Here, second-year students give a 25-foot twin-cockpit, double-planked motor launch a champagne christening. www.iyrs.edu

August 2013 issue
   

Spit and Polish

Photo by Paul Todd/Outside Images

Camera: Nikon D800

Shutter Speed: 1/800 second

Lens focal length: 70mm

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 500

August 2013 issue

   

Chronicling the joy of boating

It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday on the Chesapeake, a clear westerly blowing on the heels of a cold front and riffling the river so that it shines and flickers like mica. If I were being true to the Soundings ethic — the ethic that existed when I joined up there in 1989 — I would not be writing this essay sitting down below in my boat, Osprey, on such a day.

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