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Capt. Bill Pike

PMY Senior Editor:
Bill’s career incorporates a wide range of experience in both journalism and boating. He began his writing career in 1972 as a general-assignment reporter and columnist for the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, New York. Later he went on to work as a feature writer and reporter for the St. Petersburg Times. Read more here...

Pirate of the Caribbean

By | Posted March 2017 | Add a Comment

Thousands of boats are stolen each year. Max Hardberger recovers some of them using alcohol, witch doctors and other forms of guile.

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High-Tech Boat Testing

By | Posted March 2017

Why isn’t your new yacht making her contract speed? Why are her turns to starboard tighter than those to port? Answering such questions definitively has been virtually impossible over the years. Not anymore.

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New Engine Alert: Debut of the Evinrude E-TEC G2

By | Posted February 2017 | Add a Comment

Capt. Bill Pike delves into the technology that makes these new outboards so special. (Hint: You never have to change the oil ... ever!)

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Volvo Penta D8 IPS

By | Posted January 2017 | Add a Comment

The Volvo Penta D8 fills a gap in the company’s line of recreational-boat-ready diesels, and it’s already linked to a next-generation IPS pod. Take our word for it, you’ll be seeing more of this engine at the next boat shows and beyond. Check her out here.

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Cutwater 302 Sport Coupe

By | Posted January 2017 | Add a Comment

Speed has been added to the equation with Cutwater’s newest 302 Sport Coupe. You can kiss the single step that energized the inboard-powered C-30 Sedan goodbye. The 302 has two, with “Laminar Flow Interrupters” (more on that later) that get this Sport Coupe moving.

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Nordic Tug 44

By | Posted January 2017 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Nordic Tug 44. The Nordic Tug 42 was a heck of a boat, but she had a drawback or two. Her re-designed, and considerably refined replacement, the Nordic Tug 44, addresses the biggest of the lot with yachty panache.

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How to Repair Spider Cracks in Fiberglass

By | Posted December 2016 | Add a Comment

Stress cracks. Spider cracks. Hairline cracks. All suspicious looking in their own right. Replacing coring materials in an existing deck is a messy, pricey job probably best left to the professionals. First things first though: Identifying the problem. We break it down in 5 easy steps.

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Marlow Pilot 34

By | Posted December 2016

In spite of a smaller footprint, the Marlow Pilot 34 has lots in common with the big, sophisticated motoryachts that Marlow Marine has been building for years.

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Cruising the Maine Coast with a Legendary Couple

By | Posted December 2016 | Add a Comment

We cruise with legendary passagemakers Bruce and Joan Kessler and learn their secrets for a lifetime of happy boating.

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How to Letter Your Transom

By | Posted November 2016 | Add a Comment

There’s something to be said for handpainted letters on the transom, as Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike recently discovered the best way. See if there’s a boatyard Van Gogh in your future. Check out the step-by-step procedure here.

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