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Ethanol: Should You Panic?

By Mike Smith | Posted December 2006

In the past year there's been a lot of worry among boaters about the ill effects of soon-to-be-universal E10 ethanol-blended gasoline. Depending on who's talking, the changeover...

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Magnetizing Your Diesel Fuel

By Mike SmithPhotos by Craig... | Posted December 2006

Near the end of the 2005 boating season, Richard Thiel, PMY's editor in chief, was in trouble. Just a few hours before he was about to fly to Italy, fuel problems had strangled...

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Gunk Be Gone!

By Capt. Bill Pikephotos by Mika ... | Posted December 2006

After I'd delivered my Grand Banks 32 to her new Florida home, her whole schtick changed—she went from being a true long-legged cruiser to the maritime equivalent of a couch...

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A Fine Grip on Paint

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted November 2006

When you're building yachts that cost tens of millions of dollars, it's crucial to give them a sophisticated, polished appearance, inside and out. While most people don't normally...

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A Lick of Paint

By Mike Smith | Posted November 2006

Invest in a professional paint job for a big payoff.When it comes to cost versus benefit, nothing beats a paint job. Investing in a fresh coat on your hull will not only make your...

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Splash Out on Spray Rails

By Mike Smith | Posted November 2006

Some boats are fine in almost all respects but harbor a gremlin or two that become annoying out of proportion to their real importance. PMY editor-in-chief Richard Thiel owns such...

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Does This Stuff Really Work?

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2006

When I first came up with the notion of modifying a modern recreational vessel so I could do a side-by-side performance comparison between plain ol’ diesel fuel and the...

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After the Fall

By Paul Esterle | Posted August 2006

Editorial deadlines are a funny thing. As I write this, it's hovering around 90 degrees outside, and everyone is getting ready for July 4th. However, the topic of this story...

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Washdown 101

By | Posted May 2006

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Baja California Dreaming

By | Posted July 2005

This being our annual passagemaking issue, it seems appropriate to bring up a subject that affects all of us: We’re running out of great cruising destinations in North...

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SOS

By | Posted June 2005

Did you know that hundreds of different marine plants and animals have invaded bays and harbors on the East Coast of the United States? While some become members of the local...

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Bubble Trouble

By | Posted May 2005

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Keepin’ Cool

By | Posted April 2005

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