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Seamanship Quiz - March 2014

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Hunt’s new 25-foot runabout

The closed-bow runabout continues to gain popularity. Case in point: the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, a single-sterndrive, do-everything dayboat. She has a signature New England-style profile and shares the same deep-vee hull as Hunt’s Harrier 25. C. Raymond Hunt Associates designs all of the Hunt boats. “She’s engineered to be both easy to own and put away at the end of the day,” Hunt president Peter Van Lancker says.



Old ways


Photo by Onne van der Wal

Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Shutter speed: 1/30 second

Lens focal length: 32mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 200

March 2014 issue

Frozen apple


Photo by Bjoern Kils

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Shutter speed: 1/500 second

Lens focal length: 24mm

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 320

March 2014 issue


Speeding around the world is no ‘pie-in-the-sky dream’

Chris Fertig's favorite place is behind the wheel of a fast boat.Ask Chris Fertig what he dreams about, and you’ll get no hemming or hawing. He wants the record for the fastest powerboat circumnavigation. Fertig already has captured one of his dreams. In September, he and Tyson Garvin set the Bermuda Challenge record, a non-stop powerboat sprint of nearly 780 miles from New York to Bermuda.



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