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You Can Go Home Again
Exclusive: Inspired by the style and performance of the rumrunners of his youth, David Marlow creates the aptly named Panther 375, part of his new Prowler Yachts line.
By Capt. Bill PIke • Photography by Gary John Norman
Burglary Bust, Things We Like, A Word With…Ralph Cantlay, and more
Latest & Greatest
Walker Airsep CCE, Gotcha book, and X-Change-R Oil Change Systems for outboards
The causes of prop cavitation, maintaining V-belts, and more
Furuno taps MaxSea to unleash the power of NavNet, plus Q&A, Lopolight LED navigation lights, Navman Pilot 3380, Garmin 2- and 4-kW radars, and XGate wireless e-mail
Manipulative matrimonial aspects of buying a new boat
SPECIAL ELECTRONICS SECTION
Electronics Preview By Jeffrey Moser
The wired world is making the water world easier to navigate and, equally important, enjoy.
Plug and Pray By Richard Thiel
Electronics units have been able to “talk” to one another for years—but is it really just a simple matter of plugging them in yourself and playing?
From Sheepskin to Max & Platinum By Ben Ellison
If two companies have their way, it won’t be long before paper charts are relegated to maritime museums.
Identification, Please By Mike Smith
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) serves as an electronic lookout for other vessels—but can it be used against you by pirates?
Pimp Your Helm By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
The MTV Generation vernacular is a fitting description for how you can install any kind of entertainment package you want, right alongside your radar.
Getting It Right By Capt. Bill Pike
Why does PMY use radar guns for its exclusive boat-test data when GPS provides the same info? The reason may surprise you.
A Tale of Two Boats By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Exclusive: While they each have the same Dave Martin hull, the open- and enclosed-bridge versions of the Ocean 73 Super Sport satisfy different needs.
Heir to the Throne By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: If her predecessor’s 25-year lifespan is any indication, then the Henriques 42 should please tourney anglers for decades to come.
Thoroughbred Performance By Richard Thiel
Exclusive: The Hunt Surfhunter 33 may be a weekender, but she’s also one helluva sea boat.
The Knack By Richard Thiel
Even after building large motoryachts for the last few years, Carver still knows how to address entry-level boaters’ needs, as shown by the 33 Super Sport.
Head-Turner By Alan Harper
Exclusive: As XS of London shows, the all-fiberglass Custom Line 128 has a lot in common with the steel yachts CRN builds.
Bad Break By Capt. Bill Pike
The breakaway feature of Volvo Penta’s touted IPS is under review after a serious accident on the ICW.