Panama Canal Transit Tips: What You Need to Know

Panama Canal Transit Tips

In March, Allison and Derek Parkes transited the Panama Canal on their Tayana 47 Arielle. Allison offers no-nonsense advice for those following in their wake. Use an Agent or DIY? That is the key question many cruisers are discussing. Agents’ …

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The 25th Anniversary International Optimist Regatta!

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Register now! The 25th anniversary International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands – one of the first and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing, plus kick-off TOTE …

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In Praise of the Toaster Oven

Jeff and Sandy Hamel are owner/operators of the 46ft Charter Catamaran Magic Inspiration, which has recently ‘joined’ the quirky community of Water Island. Sandy leads Yoga classes on selected mornings at Honeymoon Beach and has shared some easy recipes that …

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Undersea Research Ongoing in the Florida Keys

An aquanaut recently shared her eight-day underwater experience with an audience at the monthly Immerse Yourself lecture at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada. Dawn Kernagis, who was inducted into the Women’s Diving Hall of Fame in 2016, is …

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The Winds of Change

Jarad and Christel Astin … aka Stell and Snuggs

Musicians Jarad and Christel Astin had a sweet life on New Jersey’s Rockaway Beach. Two young daughters, burgeoning careers, friends and family close by. But in late October 2012, everything took a wild tack when news broke that a storm …

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Leave Less to Luck When Fishing with iDrift

If you’ve ever found that perfect fishing hole only to be swept away by wind or waves, ZF Marine Propulsion Systems, based in Miramar, Florida, have just the solution: ZF iDrift. It’s the perfect way to control your boat’s drift, …

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Docking Lights Deliver Up To 2,000 Lumens

E600 Flush Mount Docking Light (above) and E610 Surface Mount Docking Light

When bright illumination is needed, TecNiq delivers with its new E600 and E610 docking lights. Ideal for boats, RVs, trailers and EMS vehicles, they’re available as flush or surface-mount, with up to 2,000 lumens of brilliant white light. TecNiq’s docking …

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New Stuart Location for Boat Owners Warehouse

There’s no need for those in Stuart to have to drive nearly an hour south to Riviera Beach to shop in a Boat Owners Warehouse store. On April 12th, the marine retailer opened its fourth and northernmost location. The 7,200-square-foot …

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What’s That Pong?

Boats with marine heads will eventually begin to smell funky. Sometimes all it takes to remedy it is some simple maintenance, other times it’s a DIY repair. Either way, Raritan Engineering has boat owners covered. They offer two easy-to-use, safe …

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Haulover Marine Center Opens

The largest dry storage facility in South Florida, Haulover Marine Center, celebrated its grand opening and dedication last month. Officials from Westrec Marinas and Miami-Dade County Parks figuratively cut the ribbon on the facility following a $25 million renovation project. …

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Deck Plate Bags Create Secret Storage

The most secure spot on a boat is the space that a thief doesn’t know exists. Stow-Away Deck Plates with Bags from Beckson Marine provide hidden storage under a watertight deck plate, whether for concealing small valuables or in which …

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Waterway Cleanup Nets 40 Tons of Trash

Waterway Cleanup

It wasn’t rubies that marked the celebration of the 40th Anniversary Broward County Waterway Cleanup. Instead, it was 40 tons of rubbish! Nearly 2,000 volunteers, ranging in age from 7 to 91, collected this mass of trash, including shopping carts, …

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Laser Sailors Mark Your Calendars!

Competitor and organizer of the St. Martin Laser Championship Frits Bus

The annual Open Caribbean Laser Championship will take place in St. Martin’s Baie Orientale (Orient Bay), over the weekend of June 23 – 25. Backed by longtime sponsor Island Water World, organizers say they are expecting representatives from many Caribbean …

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Rough Seas Hamper Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament

The Budget Marine and Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association Wahoo Blowout held March 11-12 out of the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club, Bayshore, had more to contend with than just fish. The Tournament comprised two days fishing with 66 …

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