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Inside Job Gallery

Posted July 2007 | Add a Comment

Jim D'Agostino emigrated from Calabria, Italy, when he was just five years old. He grew up to become a bridge-building specialist in the U.S. Army and then an aircraft technician...

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Tough Trip to Charleston Gallery

Posted July 2007 | Add a Comment

Capt. Bill PikeThe view from Betty Jane's wheelhouse while we were southbound on the ICW on a showery day.Things got off to a mangy start. Right in the middle of breakfast, my...

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Big Shot Gallery

Posted June 2007 | Add a Comment

It had been one of the most eagerly anticipated launches of recent years, the subject of more rumor and speculation than a Hollywood scandal. But when the London Boat Show opened...

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Broward Reborn Gallery

Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

The 120 Widebody caused a lot of buzz at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show and introduces a new era for Broward.In late summer 2004, Tom Lewis, who'd made a name and fortune in...

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Life's Work Gallery

Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

The sun was still rising over western Mexico as I settled into the main saloon onboard the Westport 164 Evviva. It had been an awe-inspiring few steps up the passarelle, knowing...

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Lady-in-Waiting Gallery

Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

Good things come to those who wait, or so the saying goes. If that's the case, then the owners of Linda Lou should be reaping the rewards tenfold.It all started sometime in 2002—...

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The Many Colors of Life Gallery

Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

Many years ago I was in the car with my then-seven-year-old niece on a monumental day in her life: her First Communion. As we pulled out of the church parking lot and headed off...

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The Pup Cup Gallery

Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

This is definitely not your ordinary talent contest."Border collies do it with a herd—vote for Kylie!" reads one sign held by a contestant's companion. A dreadlock-wigged...

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Green With Envy Gallery

Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

Part of my high-school summers was spent working in a children's clothing store in my hometown near the south shore of Long Island, New York. I'd sit under the florescent lights...

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Boatbuilding, Downeast Style Gallery

Posted May 2007 | Add a Comment

Mount Desert Island, Maine, lies Downeast—about 100 miles northeast of Portland as the seagull flies. A century ago, most islanders made their living from the sea: fishing,...

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Enclosures Exposed Gallery

Posted April 2007 | Add a Comment

A good enclosure is one that you don't even realize is there. A little more than a year ago, I attended a rendezvous put on by a well-known express-boat builder. It was a great...

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No Sweat Gallery

Posted April 2007 | Add a Comment

Major-league names in new wood coatings.My friend Don dang near had a conniption fit a while back when I made my little announcement. In fact, his gesticulations caused the...

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A Fuel For You Gallery

Posted April 2007 | Add a Comment

There are plenty of reasons why the diesel engine is the best power choice for boats over 35 feet, and principal among them is its sterling reliability and reknowned durability....

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Scientific Method Gallery

Posted April 2007 | Add a Comment

If you really want to know what's going on inside your engine, you need to know about oil analysis.In the surfeit of CSI programs so popular with TV viewers these days, one scene...

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Does Your Boat Pass the Test? Gallery

Posted April 2007 | Add a Comment

Does your boat have an NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) certification plate near the helm or the “NMMA Certified” logo on the capacity plate? If it does, did you...

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Miami International Boat Show Attendees Party with <i>Power & Motoryacht</i> Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

The 2007 Miami International Boat Show proved the perfect place to select a new yacht—and to relax with the staff of Power...

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Intro to the Edge Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

Something special happens between early summer and late fall off the East Coast of the United States. My friends and I call it “canyon season.” It’s a time for many tuna- and...

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Magic Carpet Ride Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

Photographer Jeffery Salter and I were just finishing a superb dinner at Angler’s Restaurant in Marsh Harbor, smack dab in the middle of Abaco Beach Resort, when I hit our hosts...

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You Can Get There From Here Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

Fishermen are drawn to exotic destinations like bugs to a light, and one of the beauties of owning a boat nowadays is that you can send her to those ports of call. For big-game...

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Fighting-Chair Physics Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

All the time and money you’ve spent to match perfectly tuned engines to your well-rigged convertible, researching and selecting the most advanced electronics, and all those...

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Follow That Bill Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

Angler. Competitor. Adventurer. These words come to mind as I listen to Capt. Norm Isaacs talk about his life on and off the water, and it’s been quite the journey for this big-...

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Custom Craft Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

These days a fully custom 100-footer is an anomaly, which suits Cheoy Lee just fine.Experience often has a direct relationship to success; the more of it you have, the more likely...

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Birth of the Battlewagon Gallery

Posted March 2007 | Add a Comment

A 2004 survey conducted by Fernandina Beach, Florida-based research group Southwick Associates found saltwater anglers in the United States spent an astounding $11.3 billion on...

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Anchors Aweigh Gallery

Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

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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Pack 'n Play Gallery

Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

Surprised to see a Portuguese bridge on a 78-foot yacht? You can opt for an open flying bridge instead, if you wish.They took my toothpaste!I was passing through the security...

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Cruise Missile: Pershing 90 Gallery

Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

The flashy paint job is head-turning, but so are the vertical hull windows for the master.More than a decade ago at one of my first boat shows in South Florida, I ran into a...

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