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Get To Know The Extraordinary Caledon 27

Caledon Boatworks has been building quality yachts – and acquiring a reputation for these vessels – for 30 years in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Caledon is a family company that shows fierce pride in their work, and an equal affinity for … Continue reading

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Head & Shower Questions …

Steve, I’ve been researching RF-246s again and had a question for you. How has having the “head in the bed” been over time? Does it ever get a little “gamey” in the berth with that arrangement? Also am I correct … Continue reading

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Yachting Icons Bob & Jeni Peterson Join Kadey-Krogen Yachts

STUART, FL: Kadey-Krogen Yachts announces the appointment of industry legend Bob Peterson as sales executive, along with wife Jeni Peterson, based out of the company’s corporate office in Stuart, Florida. Kadey-Krogen President John Gear stated, “What can you say about … Continue reading

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The Nimble Nomad Revisited

Nimble Boat Works, formerly of Clearwater, FL and presently located near Tampa, FL builds one of the most unique and quality-proven small yachts for inland water cruising. The Nimble Nomad 25 has changed very little since the first one came out … Continue reading

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Do you have a Ditch Bag? Is it ready for anything?

A yachtsman from Florida wrote us recently and asked: “Would you reprint the excellent article on emergency bags that I read here some months ago … I’d appreciate it!” – Irv Johnson, Stuart, FL Revere 80 Ditch/Abandon Ship Bag If … 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 One minute you’re laughing at one of Hal’s out-of-date jokes – a … Continue reading

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M.M.S.I. Number = Marine Mobile Service Identity Number; PREPARE YOUR DSC FOR AN EMERGENCY … for free!

Why are less than 50% of yachtsman prepared to use DSC (Digital Selective Calling) in 2011? For years now, all new permanent-mount VHF radios (and some portable radios) sold in the states have been equipped with the DSC feature, the … Continue reading

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CAFRAMO: Top-Quality Marine Fans; RARE Customer Service

by Steve Reeves In “Kokomo”, my Rosborough RF-246, I have two 6” fans mounted to the ceiling, in the forward corners of the wheelhouse. They come in handy in the summer for cooling, and in the winter for defrosting the … Continue reading

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“A Horrid Engine Noise, A Gorgeous Chris Craft, and A Lesson Learned …”

Read the story in the article on our OP-ED page … and take steps to maintain the belt pulleys on your inboards! Jump to the OP-ED page here.

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Ellis 28 Flybridge Cruiser – 55+ years of boat building excellence …

In 1945, the boating industry was very different than it is today. Boats were mostly wood, and joinery and finishwork in and on them was a badge of honor (or a ‘beware’ sign) for the builder. There were many fewer … Continue reading

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