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Ranger Tugs introduces new 31′ trailerable tug!

Kent, WA—Fluid Motion, LLC, the designers and builders of the popular line of Ranger Tugs have introduced the newest model in the fleet—the Ranger 31. The new R31 will debut this month at the Seattle Boat Show in the Stadium … Continue reading

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IMTRA introduces a truly waterproof multi-directional cockpit spreader light …

Marine-Rated Light Offers Water Intrusion Prevention and Maximum Flexibility with 42-degree Rotation New Bedford, MA – Imtra, the leading importer and supplier of quality marine products, announced today the availability of the IML Cockpit Spreader Light. The only waterproof light … Continue reading

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Congressional Bill Seeks To Save/Increase Access To The Water

Don’t miss the info from BOATUS on this important piece of legislation that’s making its way through the halls of Congress in the NEWS section of compactyachts.com …

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The Rosborough Seaskiff 22′ – A ‘pocket lobsterboat’ for your next boat ride, fishing trip, crab/lobster trap run or on-water camping adventure!

A History of the boat by Peter Brown for compactyachts.com In 1976 Royal Lowell designed a pocket lobster boat for inshore fishing. Royal had great success as one of the first designers who capitalized on converting traditional wooden boats into … Continue reading

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Heavy-duty ROPE for your heavy-duty winch …

I’ve switched my winch to a rope vs. the steel cable or nylon strap usually employed to move heavy boats on or off the trailer. It’s called Amsteel Blue, and it utilizes Dutch technology which makes it several times stronger … Continue reading

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SEA TOW provides FREE radio checks!

Fostering the best kind of public relations, Sea Tow has unveiled its new nationwide “Radio Check” response program, and has invited all boaters to use it … Jump to NEWS to read the whole story   

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Parker 2830 Extended Cabin – A yacht built for exploration and fishing …

The morning was dotted with patches of fog, with a steady 10 knot wind blowing into the San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate, which was off my port beam. I had decided to make the short-cut passage into Richmond’s Inner … Continue reading

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In case of emergency – Cruise with a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

Recently, I picked the top 3 units out there, researched them thoroughly, and bought one for my boat. This recounts the quick, easy process for registering a PLB, how I came to buy the one I did and the peace … Continue reading

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USS Sperry crosses under the Golden Gate for the last time …

On Monday morning I had the chance to do something that means a great deal to me. I was on my way out of the yacht harbor when I spotted a great grey hull making way for the (Golden) gate … Continue reading

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The TRUSTY 23 – The “little ship” with big yacht flair!

I was contacted this summer by a gentleman, who has become a yachting friend since, who wanted to learn more about the Trusty 23, and her newer big sister the Trusty 28. I know the Trusty name, and know the … Continue reading

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