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What I did on my Thanksgiving Vacation

Twas the holiday before Christmas, and all through Savannah, not a family member was stirring—not even a mouse. Too much turkey had been consumed and too much wine.

And so passes another Savannah Thanksgiving and another win as fan favorite despite stiff competition in the 2010 Savannah Parade of Lights.

The stocking were hung with care as the Sea Hawk Too stuck with the class Night Before Christmas theme:

Shameless Self-Promotion

River Street is aptly named as it runs along the Savannah River

For the last few years, I've spent Thanksgiving in Savannah, Georgia, with my dad, stepmom, grandpa and his wife.

It's pretty traditional—turkey, wine, boating.

And then, this Saturday the 27th, there is the Harbor Parade of Lights.

Lethal Water Jets?

I received a press release the other day from a PR flak announcing that a law firm he represents had recently won a big case. Presumably, I got the release because the defendant was Bombardier, which of course manufactures personal watercraft—or more colloquially, jet skis.

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).

Pause a moment

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: