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Still Waters Run Deep

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2007 | Add a Comment

A few years back, a good friend of mine struck out in his first-ever billfish tournament. Now, he's no amateur. He was born on a boat (literally), manages a marina, and has helped his commercial-captain father run vessels offshore for as long as he can remember. But by the time the tournament came to an end, he was beat. Exhilarated? Yes, but completely and utterly exhausted. He'd spent several

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Nighttime Navigation

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

Craig Wallace DaleBright ChartsThe LightWedge Night Vision ($40) is one of those simple but decidedly useful products that makes you ask yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" Designed for boaters and pilots, this lightweight illuminator casts red LED light onto charts, so you needn't ruin

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Destinations To Die For: Block Island, Rhode Island

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

Block Island offers up two quintessentially New England lighthouses. Truthfully I'm somewhat loathe to sing the praises of Block Island in September, and it's not because I don't love it there. I do. In fact, to my...

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Destinations To Die For: Staniel Cay, Bahamas

By Catherine Pearson | Posted November 2007 | Add a Comment

While cruising the Exumas is great, chartered flights also offer amazing views. It's no wonder that with crystal waters, hidden coves, and quiet harbors, the 365 cays of the Exumas have long been considered a...

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Langford's Love

By Catherine Pearson | Posted October 2007 | Add a Comment

When Frances Langford, the stunning songstress who famously crooned, "I'm in the Mood for Love," first met her husband, Ralph Evinrude, the two didn't talk Hollywood. They didn't discuss movies or big business, nor did they swap high-profile names, though given her celebrity and his position as vice chairman of the Outboard Marine Corporation, they certainly could have. Instead, the pair talked

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Personal Touch

By Catherine Pearson | Posted October 2007 | Add a Comment

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 excited to see these embroidered fender covers from Cape Hatteras Custom Marine. While they certainly speak to my inner

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The Next Wave

By Catherine Pearson | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

The charter world has its share of classic destinations: the Western Med, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas. With awesome beauty and amenities galore, it's no wonder they're so popular. But mention them to charterers, and you're likely to get, "Been there, done that." Fortunately, for those with a passion for exploration, there are still plenty of off-the-beaten-path locales to visit. These

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A Moveable Feast

By Catherine Pearson | Posted September 2007 | Add a Comment

Craig Wallace DaleCool TunesWhy buy just any old cooler when you can choose a musical one? The Rolling Cooler/Audio System from Igloo ($149.95) is well insulated, holds as many as 58 12-ounce cans, and even plays tunes from your MP3 player. Don't own an iPod? Not to worry, this cooler also

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