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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
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
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
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 One minute you’re laughing at one of Hal’s out-of-date jokes – a … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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