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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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Salty Spirits

By Catherine Pearson | Posted January 2009

It might be a tad hyperbolic to claim that the bar is the heart of a yacht. Then again, maybe not. It is, after all, where friends congregate, guests linger, and countless hours...

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Ship Shape

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2008

Photo by Craig Wallace DaleLittlest TrainerIt may look like a basic sport watch, but the new Garmin Forerunner 405 is anything but. This GPS-enabled tool (approximately $300)...

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Space Savers

By Catherine Pearson | Posted June 2008

Seat StowageAs a boat owner, you understand that space onboard is at a real premium, particularly if you're readying your vessel for a long trip. The Seat Organizer from Boatmates...

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Ten Tools You Forgot to Pack

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2008

A requisite for any boater worth his salt is a tool kit that's stocked with all the old standbys—wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, things like that. But while conventional...

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Weight-less Anchoring

By Mike Smith | Posted March 2008

After many seasons of raising his 35-pound CQR anchor with an old-fashioned manual windlass, the owner of this Downeast cruiser got tired of cranking. So he decided to equip her...

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Floating Alone

By Mike Smith | Posted January 2008

Better to be prepared for the worst than to have to face the consequences.Most of us visit our PFDs only once, when we take them out of their plastic wrappers and stow them...

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Galley Gourmand

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2007

Portable PotsMagma Teflon cookwareThis nine-piece, stainless steel-and-Teflon cookware set from Magma reminds me of those Russian nesting dolls I loved growing up, only these...

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Personal Touch

By Catherine Pearson | Posted October 2007

Craig Wallace DaleCustom CoversAs a former prep-schooler from Connecticut, I've got a thing for monograms. On totes, sweaters, sheets—I love them all. That's why I was...

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Anchors Aweigh

By Jeffrey MoserPhotos by Abner... | Posted January 2007

The test team launched, attempted to set, and retrieved each anchor at least four times over two days.I’ve heard of boaters who choose an anchor based upon how good it looks in...

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A Touch of Class

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006

You wouldn’t dare furnish your megayacht with anything less than the best. Real leather seating in the dinette? Absolutely. Imported carpeting in the saloon? You bet. Eight-...

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Playing it Safe

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006

Got a prized Rolex? Or maybe some treasured, heirloom jewels? Protect the valuables onboard with the same attention to detail you lavish on the exterior of your yacht by...

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Docking Magic

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted November 2006

Want to dock your megayacht yourself? Better yet, want to look like a seasoned pro while doing so? Then add the Beier IVCS2000 to your electronics package, and you are sure to be...

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Mustang Survival PFD

By | Posted September 2006

Let's start with the automatic-inflating PFD. The one from Mustang Survival, approved for commercial use, is top-notch. We tested it in the Hudson River and can confirm that it is...

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West Marine Belt Pack PFD

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted September 2006

If you want something a little less heavy-duty, consider one of these two models, which I found to also be completely comfortable. The $75 Manual Belt Pack PFD, part of West...

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Latest & Greatest: August 2005

By | Posted August 2005

It’s no secret that swordfish, certain tuna, and many offshore groundfish are in far shorter supply

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Latest & Greatest: July 2005

By | Posted July 2005

Dining out is an essential element of any passagemaking journey or extended cruise. But on occasion you

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Latest & Greatest: June 2005

By | Posted May 2005

“Fifty percent of the people are honest, 25 percent are dishonest…The remaining 25 percent

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Latest & Greatest: May 2005

By | Posted April 2005

Wanna add a personal touch to distinguish your yacht? Or perhaps you want to make your guests feel extra

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Latest & Greatest: April 2005

By | Posted March 2005

As I write this, senior editor Capt. Patrick Sciacca is standing behind me, explaining

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Latest & Greatest: March 2005

By | Posted February 2005

Stay Cool Fishing is fun, but sitting under the blazing sun waiting for a bite or

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Latest & Greatest: February 2005

By | Posted January 2005

Boatbuilders are always trying to make yachts sleeker and more luxurious, and while the

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Latest & Greatest: January 2005

By | Posted December 2004

In the market for a new boat but aren’t sure what kind suits your needs? With so many

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Latest & Greatest: December 2004

By | Posted November 2004

It’s been said that kids today aren’t as interested in boating as their elders were

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Latest & Greatest: November 2004

By | Posted October 2004

I’ve always had lousy drinking water on my boat and have tried many filters, but none eliminated

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Latest & Greatest: October 2004

By | Posted September 2004

I’m an advocate of protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Even so,

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