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The Show Goes On
Editor-in-Chief @andrewtparkinson In a normal year, this is the time my family starts to wonder if they’re ever going to see me again. The dog days of summer abruptly transition to autumn squalls, with fall boat shows in full swing, a flock of new bo
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The Word On The Docks
LETTERS Dear editor: As a longtime subscriber, I particularly enjoy your DIY and technical articles. An event occurred recently on the boat across from mine in our marina that I found very interesting and thought your readers might as well. The owner
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The Sound of Silence
As a journalist, I am inundated with press releases on a daily basis, clogging both my email and my postal box. Now that I live in Florida with no fireplace to burn them, they either suffer the delete button or the circular file. Some, however, are i
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Survey Says…
Searching for the right boat can be a daunting adventure. First and foremost, a boat must meet your needs with respect to accommodations, performance, appearance and price. Assuming you have found a boat that checks those boxes, the hard work of due
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Embracing The Change
Howard and Ginger Robin, after decades of owning boats, knew what they wanted: a Nordhavn 60. But as they started to shop from their home near San Francisco, only three N60s were for sale. One was in Australia, one was in Japan, and one was in Florid
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The Land Of Ice And Dreams
The fishy smell of whale breath filled the air as we left Shelikof Strait and headed toward the Ouzinkie Narrows on our way to Kodiak, Alaska. We were on the last day of a three-month sojourn through the Aleutian Islands, having left Japan in June. T
PassageMaker2 мин. чтенияRegional & Ethnic
Soft Spring Rolls with Crab
These soft spring rolls with crab are light, healthy and fun to make. They are also one of my favorite dishes to prepare. They’re loaded with fresh mint and crunchy vegetables for a refreshing lunch or dinner. The homemade peanut dipping sauce is one
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Classic Cruisers Club
NAME Steve Murdock AGE 63 HOME PORT St. Clair Shores, Michigan CURRENT BOAT 1995 Fleming 55 Pilothouse Patriot YEARS OWNED 4 My parents weren’t boaters growing up, and we had limited access to the lakes where we lived. My father took a temporary work
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Prop Walk
Prop walk, also known as paddlewheel effect or asymmetric blade thrust, is the tendency of a propeller to push a boat’s stern sideways. It’s most noticeable in reverse on single-screw vessels, and it can make close-quarters maneuvering, including doc
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Breaking The Mold
12 BOLD NEW BOATS FOR A BRAVE NEW WORLD While some builders churn out new model after new model each year, David Marlow chooses to evolve the ideas that work best. “The concept of each one better than the one before produces long shelf life of a give
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Teachable Moments
One of the greatest surprises of the Covid-19 pandemic, at least so far in this year of never-ending surprises, has been the shopping sprees. Amid the most widespread public health crisis in a century, Americans can’t seem to spend money fast enough
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6 Pocket Cruisers Ready to Hit the Road
Designed with a common objective to accommodate the best of the land-sea lifestyle, trailerable cruisers seem a natural fit in the world of trawlers. According to one prominent builder, many of their clients are retired sailors—not speed freaks—who e
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Soul Of A Workboat
“Welcome,” Rodger Morris says as he waves me aboard the Cape Ross. We are on Seattle’s Duwamish River, and he is precisely the type of man who dominated the city and its environs before Big Tech moved in. A professional woodworker, captain and marine
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Standing Watch
Carysfort Reef Light, located 6 nautical miles off Key Largo, Florida, has kept its post for 168 years. The 100-foot iron screwpile structure was completed in 1852 under the direction of Lt. George Meade, who later gained fame as the general who won
PassageMaker2 мин. чтенияCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Grilled Salmon with Wild Blueberry Salsa
The great thing about salmon is that it represents summer. Cooking and eating salmon is about as good as it gets during the warmest months of the year. The aroma of salmon caramelizing over a barbecue is glorious. Serve the fish with blueberry salsa,
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Course Correction
There’s an old saying I’ve learned to embrace over the years: Your attitude determines your direction. I first heard those five words strung together by my middle school science teacher, Mr. Meehan. They rang hollow for me then, as they would for any
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Andrew Parkinson aparkinson@aimmedia.com ART DIRECTOR & MARINE GROUP PHOTOGRAPHER Jonathan Cooper jcooper@aimmedia.com ELECTRONICS EDITOR Ben Stein ben.stein@panbo.com TECHNICAL EDITOR Nigel Calder nigel.calder@gmail.com COPY EDITOR K
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The Word On The Docks
NEW BOATS North Pacific Yachts has announced additional versions of two popular models, both hitting the water this fall. There will now be traditional and Euro versions of the NP49 Pilothouse, and traditional and wide-body versions of the NP44 Sedan
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My Love Affair With Stars
“Why are you sleeping outside?” asked She Who Must Be Obeyed. “I’m not.” “OK, let me rephrase. Why are you lying on your back on the pool chaise at midnight?” “I’m looking at the stars.” She made one of her patented snorting sounds and disappeared ba
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Switching Made Simple
Until recently, digital switching has only been available on new, higher-end boats. Today, quite a few systems are on the market for used boats, with more coming. This means that even if you’re not getting a new boat, you can still get a new digital-
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Got a Screw Loose?
Apparently, it all started with olive oil. In the 4th century B.C., the principle behind screw threads came into use for pressing the oil out of olives. Two millennia later, we have far more options. Every boat owner eventually runs into choices betw
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A Tale of Two Trawlers
I first became acquainted with Beneteau Swift Trawlers as part of a three-person crew that cruised the 47-foot model nearly 400 miles, most in the open Pacific. From a 22-knot cruise in flat seas just outside Seattle to a confident 10 knots blasting
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Targets Within Reach
Ever since the first time Sir Bartholomew Boater grabbed hold of a king spoke, waved to the throng of envious masses on the dock and exclaimed, “Well, I’m outta’ here … see ya when I see ya!” the intrigue of exploring the great beyond has beckoned ma
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British Virgin Islands
I was sprawled on our flybridge in a quiet cove in the British Virgin Islands, gazing at the brilliant stars dotting the black sky, when suddenly I wondered if a young sailor, perhaps on the verge of raiding a treasure galleon lumbering down the Span
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Maine's Penobscot Bay
I distinctly recall the first time I laid eyes on Maine’s Penobscot Bay. I was making my inaugural visit to a friend who had moved to a rustic spread just inland from Camden and Rockland. The drive from Boston took me from the heavy vacation traffic
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San Juan Islands
My side of the family likes to think our Norwegian blood is of the Viking variety. Almost every nautically inclined family member has been to the Pacific Northwest for the legendary cruising. Last summer, my dad, husband and I got the chance aboard o
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Florida Keys
It is a self-declared republic, but neither a passport nor a visa is required. You can get there by boat easily from anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard or the Gulf Coast. You can provision at a local supermarket, your U.S. greenbacks are gladly accepte
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By Land and Sea
Jim and Lisa Favors wanted their children to experience the joy they remembered as kids boating with their families. They purchased a 21-foot Four Winns to cruise the Great Lakes. Once the kids were older, the couple graduated to a 42-foot Silverton
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat
I was a 20-year-old college student about to have knee surgery decades before outpatient arthroscopic procedures. I wasn’t looking forward to a week in the hospital, at least a couple of months gimping around on crutches, and a long zipper on one kne
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