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by Capt. Richard Thiel

PMY Editor-in-Chief:
Raised in San Diego, Richard grew up on boats—admittedly, mostly sailboats. He actually didn't purchase his first powerboat, a 19-foot SeaCraft center console, until after he moved to Jupiter, Florida, in 1980. From the moment he launched Last Resort, he was hooked on powerboats, so much so that he decided to parlay his love of them and his experience as a diesel mechanic into a career as a freelance boating writer. Read more here...

A New Kind of School

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2003 | Add a Comment

Here we are in the middle of the boating season, and I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that there are a lot of people out there who

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Gen Zen

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2003 | Add a Comment

Gen Zen - Genset Maintenance April 2001

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2001 Engine Preview

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2003 | Add a Comment

Engine Overview

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Carver 59 Marquis

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2003 | Add a Comment

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Two Suggestions

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2003 | Add a Comment

Given the level of expertise PMY readers enjoy, one thing I've always tried to avoid in this

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A Change of Course

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2003 | Add a Comment

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Jarrett Bay 68

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2003 | Add a Comment

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Wake Up

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2003 | Add a Comment

Lead Line — March 2003

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Unlimited Access

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2003 | Add a Comment

Unlimited Access - Gary Melton

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Return to Alaska

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2003 | Add a Comment

Return to Alaska

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