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The Pulsifer Hampton

The Hampton boat is one of those wonderful, enduring designs that has survived for more than a century, tweaked and modified by builders along the way.

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Seamanship Quiz

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute .

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Rover 29 Cruiser

Sam Devlin  takes June's Rover 29 design and creates a practical but pretty cruising version that would fill any mariner's heart with wanderlust.

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Add a Bilge Pump Counter

Installing a bilge counter is an easy project that lets you know if your bilge pump is working overtime when you're not around.

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Voices

Photo of Mary South - Editor in Cheif - Soundings Magazine

May Day

On a damp, gray day in May, I trudged along a country road lined by towering hornbeams, across a short field and past the chicken coop.

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Spring Tides

The handwriting is familiar, but I have a harder time picturing the boy who wrote the words.

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Huckins Fairform Flyer

The Sunny K, a Fairform Flyer Linwood 53, rides majestically across the pages in this advertisement from the late 1950s.

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Drifters

Wind and waves set a double-ended, lug-rigged fishing boat to plunging through the white-capped rollers off the coast of northern England and Scotland.

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Jamie White

Jamie White  has sailed over 30,000 miles on square-rigged and traditional vessels and served as chief rigger for some of the world's greatest tall ships.

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The Krogen 50 Open

The day was glorious by any standards but it was early February and anything short of a blizzard would have thrilled the winter-weary crew that had just cast off for Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Gear

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Vesper Marine Class B AIS

WatchMate Vision2 has a new look. Its touchscreen still lets users scroll through menus, zoom in and out, select vessels for navigational data, change alarm settings and more.

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Global Hotspot

Somewear Labs’ Global Hotspot allows off-the-grid communications including two-way SMS texts and emails, weather reports, location sharing and more.

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Relief from Seasickness

The Reliefband 2.0 is a drug-free way to control the nausea caused by motion sickness, virtual-reality activities, chemotherapy and morning sickness. It does so via Neurowave technology, which emits programmed pulses.

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Stay Connected

The mazu mSeries system provides worldwide up-to-date weather, e-mail, SMS texting, position reporting, charts and onscreen tracking, and real-time and NMEA navigation.

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Steering Comfort

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine designed the Primus cast stainless steel steering wheel for ergonomic comfort and durability.

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Westerbeke Genset

Westerbeke’s 29.0 EGED marine diesel generator set (rated 29 kW at 60 Hz and 23 kW at 50 Hz) meets Environmental Protection Agency emissions requirements.