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AUTOTETHER – Wireless Kill Switch Lanyard, MOB System, Peace of Mind

I spend a great deal of time alone on the boat, and recently I’ve encountered big water and experienced concern about what could happen if I stumbled, or the boat pitched, and I went overboard. Unless I’d shut the boat … Continue reading

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Nordic Tug 26 – A Tug For The Compact Yachtsman

One of the most captivating dreams I had when I was imagining owning a boat was centered around the Nordic Tug. There was a nicely-cared-for Nordic Tug (NT-37 I think) kept at the covered dock about a half-hour from my home, … Continue reading

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AutoTether – An In-depth Review

COMING SOON! – We’ve purchased an AutoTether Wireless Lanyard System and will be installing it in ‘Kokomo’. The concerns about falling overboard are greatly lessened with the addition of this award-winning man-overboard device. Details of the installation, the folks we … Continue reading

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DSC IS FREE! And it can save lives. Why not sign up NOW?

A re-print of an important article – Your delightful weekend cruise from Pt. Townsend, WA to Friday Harbor, WA is the San Juan has turned to a nightmare. One minute you’re laughing at one of Hal’s out-of-date jokes – a … Continue reading

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Honda Marine To Introduce Electronic Shifting/Throttle System

Honda Marine introduced today a plan to introduce a Honda branded electronic shift and throttle system for its popular V6 outboard engines. The new Honda in-cowl system will provide shift and throttle actuation within the current outboard cowling envelope for … Continue reading

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The ALPHA-LIST – one inexpensive safety item every boat should feature …

There are many checklists that go through your mind when you’re preparing to take your yacht ‘out’, but I want to suggest that (if you don’t already have one) you create an “Alpha Checklist” for your vessel, and get in … Continue reading

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The Excitecat 810 – A 26-footer that breaks all the rules!

One cannot spend their time reviewing compact yachts and not be impressed by a catamaran that, while just 26.5 feet in length, features TWO private sleeping cabins and a FLY BRIDGE (in addition to a comfy interior helm station). If … Continue reading

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The Aylward 25 – A venerable, trailerable trawler from Shelburne, Nova Scotia

The morning was perfect. The sea was calm, There was just the lightest of breezes, the sun was coming up and the gas tank on my Rosborough RF-246 was full. I completed my pre-cruise checks, cast off of the La … Continue reading

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Marinalife Discount Program Expands …

Marinalife is pleased to announce the expansion of their Discount Program. Now, card holders have access to thousands of discounts and a streamlined way to search for these discounts by key word, city, state, body of water, and category … … Continue reading

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Kadey-Kroden Open House coming in Florida

Stuart, FL—Kadey-Krogen Yachts will host their annual spring Open House on March 3, 2012 at their headquarters in Stuart, Florida, offices located at 610 NW Dixie Highway … Read about it in the NEWS section

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