On June 22, a 26-foot Regal powerboat ran ashore at Okanagan Centre in Canada’s British Columbia.
Owners with outboard powered boats have lived with portable fuel tanks for years, but recent well-intentioned efforts to stop smog-causing gas fumes from escaping by eliminating the familiar two-way vent is causing new concerns. Without a vent – typically a small screw type fixture on the tank’s cap or top – a portable tank can swell up like a balloon in the hot sun with the internal pressure forcing gas into the outboard where it can spew inside the cowling, eventually dribbling out.
Professional sailor and sports journalist Sebastien Destremau is entering into the next Vendee Globe in 2016 with his FaceOcean project. More on that in a moment, but the biggest news is that after the race, one of his supporters will have the opportunity to win his boat for free.
A man died and eight others were rescued after their pontoon boat went over a Maryland dam Saturday.
The Calypso, Jacques Cousteau’s research vessel, has languished in a coastal French warehouse amid a dispute between the Cousteau Society and a shipbuilding company over its restoration, which some say is a sign of the country’s fading maritime heritage.
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