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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...

Fuel-Water Separators Demystified

By | Posted April 2015 | Add a Comment

Your fuel-water separator may not be the most glamorous thing on your boat, but it could be one of the most important. Check out our guide to how to best take care of your system.

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Boatbuilding in Vietnam

By | Posted April 2015 | Add a Comment

Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike travels to Vietnam to check in with prolific boatbuilder Dan Fritz and get the first look at his series of new Globetrotting trawlers.

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ESI Fuel-Polishing System

By | Posted March 2015 | Add a Comment

How do you guarantee squeaky-clean fuel? Try an ESI Total Fuel Management fuel-polishing system like the one we’re installing on Arawak, our 1996 Grand Banks project boat.

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Back Cove 41

By | Posted February 2015

Our Boat Test of the Back Cove 41.  The practical Back Cove 41 appears to be a traditional Down Easter, but technology and construction set her apart.

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Aspen C100

By | Posted January 2015

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Aspen C100.  The Aspen C100 is a multihull but it's not a catamaran. It's a proa, which means the hulls don't match—and there's only one engine. The result? Surprising levels of efficiency. See what we mean here.

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Coastal Craft 65 Concord

By | Posted October 2014

Our Boat Test of the Coastal Craft 65 Concord. British Columbia builder Coastal Craft is known for producing rugged, aluminum-built cruisers. But they really outdid themselves with the high-tech 65 Concord, which we tested.

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Simple Seamanship in a Hurricane

By | Posted September 2014 | Add a Comment

When all else fails, go simple, simple, simple.

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How to Deal with a Man Overboard Emergency

By | Posted September 2014 | Add a Comment

Knowing what to do when someone falls into the drink could mean the difference between life and death. Prepare yourself for these kinds of emergencies by reading our complete guide on exactly what to do in this situation.

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How to Replace a Windlass

By | Posted September 2014 | Add a Comment

If your windlass is looking a little worse for the wear, maybe it’s time to install a new one. Let us show you how.

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Why You Need a Life Raft on Your Boat

By | Posted September 2014 | Add a Comment

A boat fire can spread in minutes, and have dire consequences. Read one man’s tale of the time his boat caught on fire while at sea, and learn why a good life raft might be the most important piece of equipment on your boat.

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