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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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Sea Ray 410 Sundancer

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2012

Our Executive Editor cuts a rug onboard Sea Ray’s latest sport yacht, the 410 Sundancer, and finds plenty to like—if you’re into fun.

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Metal Shark 40 Fearless

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012

Fearless is a fitting moniker for a boat with a macho pedigree and racy features...

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Fairline Targa 50 Gran Turismo

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012

Historically speaking, the Brits have always enjoyed some measure of dominance at sea, from the Battle of Vigo Bay to the sinking of the Bismarck. Perhaps it was with this...

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Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012

With a projected LOA of 100 feet and a beam of 22 feet 6 inches, the 100 certainly will not lack for volume.

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Grand Banks 50 Eastbay

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2012

At the 2012 Miami Boat Show, Grand Banks announced that the 50 would soon become a staple of the Eastbay line.

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Getting a Serial or Model Number

By PMY Staff | Posted June 2012

When you need a serial or model number from the back of a fixed-mount electronic unit and you can’t see behind it, use your mobile phone to take a picture.

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Massachusetts and NOAA Pay Anglers Not to Fish

By Brad Dunn | Posted May 2012

Massachusetts, in partnership with NOAA Fisheries, made an offer to pay 700 saltwater anglers $500 each to give up their fishing licenses for the year. The program is part of a...

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Hybrid Engines for Boats

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2012

With engineers looking to increase efficiency and reduce sound levels, the question is raised: Will hybrid power ever work for boats?

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