What to know before choosing a cargo carrier for your boat

What to know before choosing a cargo carrier for your boat

In the wake of the loss of My Song, owners who transport their yachts on ships are finding out the hard way that carriers are often limited in their liability.

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No Excuses

A cruise aboard the Axopar 37 shows this seaworthy sport cruiser is true to its rugged Baltic Sea heritage.

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Working It

More women are wading into the hardcore profession of lobstering and finding dream jobs on the water.

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Day in the Sun

Four boats with ties to the Northeast make a splash at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.

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Vacuuming the Sea

A Rhode Island nonprofit is installing skimmers in New England harbors to help deal with plastics pollution.

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The Zurn Factor

Meet naval architect Doug Zurn, whose Downeast-style boats are synonymous with New England.

Boat Shop

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Keep it Cool

If you don’t want to sweat through the dog days of summer. it’s important to give your air conditioning some TLC to keep things chilly.

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2-Strokes Forever

Direct injection is the key to Evinrude’s 2-stroke outboard lineup, to which three new models have been added.

Voices

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Scrub In

Do you know what to do if there’s a medical emergency onboard? Pat Mundus offers lessons she’s learned from her own experiences running commercial boats.

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How to Catch Blueline Tilefish

Do hours of fruitless trolling for prize gamefish have you down? The next time you’re pulling lines offshore, target this underrated species: the blueline tilefish.

Gear / Electronics

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Electronic Visual Distress Signals

In 2015, I tested the first electronic distress signal that could effectively and legally replace the flares that the U.S. Coast Guard requires on most of our boats. Hot flares always struck me as a dangerous way to seek help.

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Mobile Tech

The ROAM app released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection lets boaters report their return to U.S. waters by way of smartphone or tablet.

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