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Jason Y. Wood

Power & Motoryacht Senior Editor:
Jason Y. Wood grew up sailing and fishing the lakes and waterways of New England. Family vacations to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard instilled in him a love of the sea that continued through his studies at Bowdoin College in coastal Maine. His pursuit of fair winds and fish turned from passion to profession when he landed a job in 1997 as assistant editor at Offshore magazine, near Boston. Read more here...

Here’s why it’s not called “catching.”

By | Posted January 2016 | Add a Comment

A bad day fishing is better than … well pretty much anything but a good day fishing.

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The Benefits of a Straight Driveline

By | Posted December 2015 | Add a Comment

The key to making sure your powertrain and shafts stay in alignment is getting familiar with the way your boat runs (and then staying familiar) so you can notice subtle changes in sound and feel.

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Garmin Panoptix PS60 Through-Hull Transducer

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.

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Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 Radar

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.

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Furuno 4-Kilowatt DRS4DL UHD Radar

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

With a 4-kilowatt transceiver inside, the DRS4DL Radar from Furuno doubles the available power of the previous model in the same 19-inch radome.

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Pretty Boat Quiz

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

How Well Do You Know Your Pretty Boats?  Few descriptions defy definition as well as "pretty" but the strength of the adjective lies in its subjectivity. We've got 14 pretty boats for you to look at, drool over, and, hopefully, identify correctly. See how your observational skills and knowledge of boat designs from the past to today stack up against our quiz.

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Upgrading Electronics to Suit Your Needs

By | Posted September 2015 | Add a Comment

You can go big, but don’t forget to keep it simple.

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Austin Parker 64 Fly S

By | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Austin Parker 64 Fly S.  The Austin Parker 64 Fly S may have roots extending back to the working lobster boats of Maine, but it’s hard to be sure considering she’s got so much European style. However, she definitely retains the seakeeping characteristics of those trustworthy vessels.

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How to Enhance the Comfort on Your Boat

By | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

Ask anyone who spends any amount of time on a boat, onboard comfort goes a long way. Find out how to make your boat even more appealing to passengers here.

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Where the Fish Are

By | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

Make the most of your summer on the boat—catch the fish of a lifetime.

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