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Garmin Thermal and Low-Light Cameras

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

Garmin has introduced a line of thermal and low-light cameras. Simple control and cool target tracking mean it may be time for an upgrade that will help you use your boat more and...

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Places to Go, People to See in the Coastal Bend: Texas Marinas and Fishing Guides

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2012

Here are three marinas and three fishing guides in Texas’ Coastal Bend.

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Sanlorenzo SL94

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2012

In a busy world overrun with e-mail, meetings, and the 24-hour news cycle, the Sanlorenzo SL94 is as quiet and tranquil as a Zen garden. (Oh, and it has one onboard. Really.)

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Understanding Marine Electronics Screens

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

Get beyond the techno-jargon to understand what your next helm screen can do.

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Wireless Boats

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2012

Your helm may create its own Wi-Fi network and share data with you wirelessly.

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Atlantis 38

By Alan Harper | Posted June 2012

A 38-footer from Atlantis continues the rock-and-roll traditions of her predecessor...

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How to Learn to Drive a Cigarette Boat

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012

Got what it takes to step behind the wheel of one of Cigarette’s performance-tuned speed machines? Test your mettle with a visit to this North Miami dealership.

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New Gear for You and Your Boat

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012

New equipment to get you ready for a summer on the water.

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A Guide To Proper Seawater Plumbing

By Vince Daniello | Posted June 2012

Plumbing for seawater circuits is critical.

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Spencer 87

By Dean Travis Clarke | Posted June 2012

The new custom Spencer 87, Betsy, shows how far convertible design and construction have come.

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How To Add an Air Conditioner to Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

Turn an open-air helm into an air-conditioned saloon.

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Enjoy the Virgin Islands During Hurricane Season

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2012

It is possible to reason with hurricane season and find blessed solitude in the British Virgin Islands.

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How To Install An Ice Maker On Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

How to add a big-boat fishbox ice to a small sportfisher.

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Thruster Installation

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012

A new thruster system offers an alternative to a conventional installation.

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Prestige 550 Flybridge

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012

With her twin 600-hp Cummins QSC8.3’s motoring below, the boat can hit a top hop of 30 knots if need be, but is much more comfortable at a respectable cruise speed of 24...

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Delorme InReach

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A two-way satellite communicator with GPS, the InReach belongs to an exciting and relatively new category; it’s a Satellite Early Notification Device (SEND).

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How to Maintain Your Boat's Cooling-System

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

As horsepower has increased over the years, so too has the importance and complexity of your engine’s cooling system.

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Marquis 630 Sport Yacht

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Neil ... | Posted June 2012

The Marquis 630 Sport Yacht is a well-engineered, expertly crafted, and elegantly designed performance cruiser, with plenty of get-up-and-go.

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How to Install a Cockpit Refrigerator

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

Installing a Cockpit Drawer Refrigerator is Surprisingly Simple. Here's a step-by-step...

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Engine-Mount Maintenance

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012

Properly maintained motor mounts result in more than just a vibration-free ride.

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Furuno NavNet TZtouch

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

The NavNet TZtouch multifunction diplay is the first ever to boast dual-touch screens with functionality like an iPad.

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Vesper WatchMate Vision

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

WatchMate Vision is the first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with touchscreen control.

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Hinckley Talaria 48

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2012

Hinckley’s new Talaria 48 embodies her builder’s heritage, and shows that the company is back on course.

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Horizon PC58

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2012

The Horizon PC58 is a multihull with wide-ranging appeal for both traditionalists and nonconformists.

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Cell Phones vs. VHF Calling

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A DSC-equipped VHF can share your identity and lat/lon with rescuers at the touch of a button should an emergency occur. Here’s why nobody uses the system.

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Riviera 61 Flybridge Series II

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2012

Riviera broadens the appeal of its 61 Series II beyond her angling origins.

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