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Shoot for the horizon

Shoot for the horizon

It’s a common dream among cruising boaters: packing up and slipping the dock lines to explore the vast waters that make up more than 70 percent of our planet.

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Fortier 26

“Designed by a fish.” That’s how the Fortier 26 was described in issue 12 of Nautical Quarterly, back in 1980.

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Seamanship Quiz

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

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A Period of Transition

March 2006, British Columbia: The ferry Queen of the North was making a routine transit.

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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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A Solar-Powered Super Yacht Debut

A Swiss company debuted the world’s first ocean-going solar super yacht design at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The vessel will use solar power as its principal propulsion source and an innovative hull design to minimize wave action and seasickness. READ MORE

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What’s On The Menu At The White Shark Café?

Scientists have been trying to figure out why California’s great white sharks take a month every year to travel to an empty spot in the Pacific Ocean that’s halfway toHawaii. A recent research expedition revealed that there might be a lot on the menu there for the sharks to eat. READ MORE

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Canyon Closeout

Offshore fishing requires jumping through a lot of hoops, spending a lot of hard-earned dough and dedicating a lot of time.

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Jim Moores

Jim Moores has restored more than 100 antique and classic boats over the past 35 years, including the 1930 93-foot Defoe-designed Presidential yacht Honey Fitz.

Gear

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Wi-Fi Booster

The Winegard ConnecT WF-200M antenna combines a long-range Wi-Fi signal extender with nationwide 4G LTE cellular, boosting shoreside Wi-Fi signals for coastal boaters.

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Low-Emission Genset

Westerbeke’s 7.5 MCGA is a low-CO, gasoline-fueled generator with sequential multiport electronic fuel injection designed to enhance fuel efficiency, enable easy starting, improve reliability and reduce emissions.

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Touchscreen Tunes

Fusion’s Apollo Series marine entertainment system has an LCD touchscreen display,  Wi-Fi streaming, digital signal processing and PartyBus, which lets boaters play music throughout the boat or in a single stateroom.

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Bilge Pump Monitor

Blue Guard Innovations’ BG-One is a solid-state bilge pump switch, oil and fuel detector that turns off the bilge pump when oil or fuel is found.

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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.