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Family still close after seven years together at sea

After living the last seven years in a cabin the size of a hotel bathroom, the Crafton family seems in no hurry to clear out now. On a muggy, sun-drenched morning, all five of them - knees just touching, lives completely entwined - sit cheerfully in the 43-foot ketch that has been their home since they pulled away from an Annapolis, Md., dock in 2003.

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Seasoned skipper run boat aground, sinks it

A treacherous shoal on Lake Winnipesaukee known as The Witches was the site of a boating mishap Sunday morning when the 50-year-old skipper of a 30-foot dive boat ran the vessel hard aground. He and seven passengers went into the water, but were quickly rescued without injury.

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Longtime BoatU.S. editor announces retirement

After 26 years with BoatU.S. Magazine as a writer and managing editor, as well as an advocate for boat owners as a lobbyist, Elaine Dickinson is retiring from Boat Owners Association of The United States, the association said.

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Mystery kayak floats 600 miles to Key Largo

A racing kayak drifted 600 miles through shipping channels with only a barnacle or two, but not before setting off a search for its owner, presumed to be in distress somewhere off the Keys.

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Boaters involved in whale collision could face jail

First, a whale jumps on and crushes your boat. Then you face the prospect of two years in jail or more than $40,000 in fines.

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