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New Life For 2-Cycle Detroit Diesels

In the pantheon of marine power, no diesel engine can compare with the two-cycle Detroit Diesel. Designed and developed by General Motors in 1938, the engine achieved almost mythic status because  its two-stroke combustion cycle (one power stroke for each crankcase rpm) gave it significantly greater power density than diesels using the more common four-stroke combustion cycle (one power stroke for each two rpm).

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Don't let your eyes trick you: This boat isn't sinking.

Things aren't always what they appear, as the saying goes. Because when the boat is out of the water it looks completely different:

For Sale: A Yacht with a Dubious History

If you're in the market for a used megayacht, one with a less-than-glorious past and in even less-glorious condition just hit the market. Ocean Breeze, formerly owned by Saddam Hussein, is back on the market after months of legal wrangling between Iraq and France, according to ITN news.

What do you do with a drunken sailor?

Guitar Boat

You put him in a longboat 'til he's sober. Duh. You won't find that song on my boating playlist because it reminds me of standing in the back of my middle school choir and silently mouthing "watermelon pits" because I didn't know the words to whatever song we were supposed to be singing that day. But what you will find on my playlist is 16 jams guaranteed to rock the boat.

Pictures are worth a thousand words

I've come down with a bit of a cold. And after downing large quantities of cold medicine, I've decided it's in everyone's (yours and my) best interests to just post some pretty photos I've recieved the last couple weeks (from smallest to largest, be sure to scroll all the way down):

Odyssey, the former White Rabbit, just relaunched after a refit at the Feadship/De Vries Makkum yard added 3 meters (she's now 41 meters or 134 feet) and space to the superstructure: