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Boat recovered after navigation blunder

On June 22, a 26-foot Regal powerboat ran ashore at Okanagan Centre in Canada’s British Columbia.

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Report: Newest portable outboard fuel tanks are lacking

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.

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Win a high-performance sailracing yacht

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.

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Man dies when pontoon goes over Maryland dam

A man died and eight others were rescued after their pontoon boat went over a Maryland dam Saturday.

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Fate of Cousteau’s Calypso uncertain as it languishes

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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