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Website helps boaters keep eye on fuel prices

The 2011 summer boating season starts in earnest on Memorial Day weekend and fuel prices are a hot topic for boaters everywhere. Seventy-five million Americans, representing an estimated 32 percent of the U.S. population, are expected to enjoy one or more boating outings this year.



Trailer boater launches truck with boat

A 55-year-old Michigan man managed to escape from his truck as it sank Tuesday at a boat ramp.



Five plead guilty in Arizona boat-loan fraud

Five defendants pleaded guilty in federal court this week to defrauding banks of $5.4 million in a conspiracy involving the Surfside Boat Center, a high-end boat dealership in Mesa, Ariz., that is now defunct.



American ocean racer nears finish line

The end might be in sight, but the final sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans is far from over yet for overall leader South Carolina sailor Brad Van Liew, who has spent the last 24 hours battling a fierce North Atlantic storm.



Prepared boaters saved from sinking vessels

The wife of a skipper pulled from Florida waters credits a lifetime spent on the water for preserving her husband, his brother and their daughter's boyfriend as their boat sank. And she thanks the Coast Guard for their recovery after a fishing trip went awry.



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