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Orpine Wash & Wax

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2013

A couple of months ago, after completing a sea trial on a big yacht that fairly glistened in the sun, I asked the captain, “Hey Frank, whataya use for soap? To keep your boat...

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Sea Flush

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2013

Sea Flush is a tool that facilitates winterizing, unclogging thru-hull fittings, flushing out saltwater and cleaning heat exchangers/exhaust manifolds/A/C hoses and Oil Coolers on...

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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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Fresh products from the state of Maine

By Alyssa Haak | Posted May 2012

Made In Maine—Straight From The Pine Tree State.

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AquaLens Underwater Viewing System

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2012

If a remote-controlled submarine’s too pricey for your budget, try a submersible on a stick.

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Boat-Cleaning Cloths

By Alyssa Haak | Posted April 2012

The Easiest Ways To Clean Up Your Act Onboard.

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Jetstream Video Streaming

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2012

Watch, pause, and restart live TV no matter whether you’re on land, in the sky, or at sea.

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Fusion

By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2012

MS-IP700 Marine iPod StereoFusion unveiled this rugged marine-grade stereo at this year’s Fort Lauderdale boat show. It lets you pump tunes straight from your iPod to your...

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Taking the Plunge

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2012

A chance encounter with a newspaper story leads to a deeply intriguing proposition. As a kid, there were only two things I loved as much as boats: treehouses and submarines. To...

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Chelsea Clock

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2012

Voyager Collection Clocks and BarometersChelsea Clock plays to its strength with the new Voyager Collection. Each clock or barometer offers a classic look in forged brass with a...

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Miele

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012

Washer-DryerMiele introduced its new Washer-Dryer combo at Newport and sold two off the floor. With an exclusive stain-removal wash cycle and steam functions, the compact...

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Strong Marine

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2012

AutoCleatThe AutoCleat is the only cleat that goes totally flush at the push of a button‚ —in just two seconds. It not only provides a sleek, uncluttered look but lets you...

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Warning Bells

By Alyssa Haak | Posted December 2011

That ringing you’re hearing isn’t just in your ears.Photo courtesy of FireboyFireboyFire SuppressionHaving a smoke detector on your boat does more than let you know when dinner is...

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The broad spectrum of hull paint

By Alyssa Haak | Posted October 2011

INTERLUXWhitesPhoto by Craig W, DaleNo matter how many color options there are to paint your boat, white still reigns supreme as the most popular one, according to paint...

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How to have a well-stocked bar on your boat

By Alyssa Haak | Posted September 2011

Make friends on the docks by having the best-stocked bar.Breuckelen DistillingLocally Distilled GinLocal distilleries are popping up across the country and are turning out high-...

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Touch and Go

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2011

KEP Dual TouchKEP Marine recently introduced a line of dual-touch glass-bridge displays. KEPM GB Dual Touch Glass Bridge displays provide touchscreen functionality similar to that...

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How to relax in megayacht style

By Alyssa Haak | Posted August 2011

Sitting Pretty Aboard MegayachtsLady LaraFendi CasaPhoto Courtesy of Fendi CasaBenetti’s 59-meter (193-foot) Lady Lara was the first yacht with an interior completely...

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Megayacht captains tell us what makes their job easier.

By Alyssa Haak | Posted February 2011

CMNCloud 9Capt. Colin Boyle, of the 196-foot Cloud 9, says the yacht’s skylounge area is the go-to area for guests (and sometimes crew) and helps him keep everyone onboard happy:...

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Twin-inboard boathandlers! Here’s how to improve your docking visibility.

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2010

Look Ma, No Wires!There are two basic systems for maneuvering twin-engine vessels today. One’s conventional and somewhat old-fashioned—you simply use a couple of gear shifts to...

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Enviro-friendly products for your boat.

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2010

These days, it’s hip to be green. But just because a company slaps a label on something and deems it environmentally sound, doesn’t make it true. Fortunately for those of you who...

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Trick Your Ride

Everyone dreams about buying that new boat. Historically, PMY readers have traded up every three years. But for a lot of us, that usual step up is going to have to be deferred for...

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Dialing In

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2009

Modern radars like this Raymarine C120 may hide their manual set-up controls behind menus and soft keys, but they are still worth looking for.If I ever happen to get the chance to...

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Flexiteek

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted July 2009

My general feeling is that fake decking is the nautical equivalent of vinyl siding: a low-cost substitute that weathers well but will never be the aesthetic equivalent of the...

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Upgrade Season

By Catherine Pearson | Posted May 2009

Summer is upon us, which means it’s finally time to get your boat ready to hit the water. (Hey, we can’t all live in Florida.) And while a full-scale refit might not be in the...

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Custom Expressions

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2009

There’s no denying that boaters are a passionate lot. You take great pride in your own-the-water lifestyle and there are few things you love as much as your vessel. Well good news...

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Immersion Suit and Other Things We Like

By Brad Dunn | Posted March 2009

There are a number of situations you never want to be in at sea. The most severe involve survival suits, those reddish-orange neoprene numbers colloquially referred to as gumby...

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