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Bottom Paint Guide: New Products and Information from Manufacturers

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In response to this series, Bottom Paint and Your Boat, paint manufacturers have been in touch with us to advise that they have new anti-fouling products on the market. Sea Hawk Premium Yacht Finishes has introduced a TBT-free anti-fouling paint ... Read More »

Bottom Paint Guide: Caring for the Bottom of your Boat

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The maintenance and care of your bottom paint after application will ensure longevity and active bottom growth management. Be forewarned... You have to stay on top of it. Read More »

Bottom Paint Guide: Applying your Bottom Paint

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Tips on how to paint a boat: Now that the bottom of your boat is prepped and ready to go, you have to make a decision. Will you apply the paint yourself or will you pay a boatyard to do it? Read More »

Customs and Border Protection Offers Local Boater Option

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The Local Boater Option (LBO) is, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a part of their “comprehensive effort to improve security at our nation’s borders while enhancing legitimate travel Read More »

Bottom Paint Guide: Removing Boat Bottom Paint

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Removing boat bottom paint is often a difficult process. Here are some tips on how to remove your hard and antifouling paint and important why you should! Read More »

Bottom Paint Guide: How to Choose Antifouling Paint

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So what is the best anti-fouling paint for your boat? How do you choose from all those paints that are on the market? We have already seen that type of water, boat usage, and water temperature will have an effect on the type of anti-fouling paint tha Read More »

Does the type of boating you do affect your bottom paint decision

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Are you a racer, a cruiser, a weekend warrior or a daily professional? Do you dry sail your boat? All of these factors determine what type of paint you choose. Read More »

Bottom Paint Guide: Antifouling Paint and the Marine Environment

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Explains the impacts of different antifouling boat bottom paints on the environment and what to look out for with Interlux, Sea Hawk and Pettit. Read More »

USVI Open – On Board Blue Bayou with an All-Woman Team

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In this year’s USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament only one boat—Blue Bayou, a 61’ Viking out of Lafayette, Louisiana—carried four experienced female anglers, a St. Thomas first in this male-dominated sport. Who are these women who fish the deep sea ... Read More »

Boat Buying Guide: Tips and Tricks for Boat Delivery

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Strategies for transporting your boat after purchase. Is using a delivery crew a good option? Read More »

Boat Buying Guide: Survey and Sea Trial

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It's a vital step - let a professional survey and sea trial the boat. They will see things that you had no idea you should be concerned about. Read More »

Boat Buying Guide: Brokers and Lawyers and Contracts, Oh My!

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The agreement to purchase a boat can be as simple as a handshake deal, or as complicated as a roomful of brokers, attorneys, and bankers can make it Read More »

2006 Angostura Tobago Sailing Week

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The Racing Fierce competition and fair-play were the hallmarks of Angostura’s Tobago Sail Week 2006. Although the sailors at Crown Point Beach Resort regatta compound were very friendly while on land, they became fiercely competitive when they hit the race ... Read More »

Boat Buying Guide: The Art of Negotiation

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Finding your dream boat is sometimes the easiest part. NEGOTIATING a great deal on that dream boat is always the hardest. Don't get emotional - here are some tips to come out ahead. Read More »

Boat Buying Guide: Part 6 How to Find a Boat

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Now that you know how much money you can spend to buy your boat, let's go through some of the ways you can find your boat. Read More »

Boat Buying Guide Boat Maintenance Costs

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A boat has to be taken care of in order to operate properly and retain her eye appeal. The saltwater marine environment is tough on everything, and what the saltwater doesn’t attack, the Caribbean sun does. Read More »

Boat Buying Guide – Budgeting for Slip Fees and Hurricane Storage

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Where you are going to keep your boat - and how much it will cost in the Caribbean. Don't forget to consider your plans for Hurricane Season! Read More »

Steps to Follow When Buying Boat Insurance

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The process of obtaining boat insurance does not have to be a daunting one. Break the process into steps, ask questions along the way, and don't be afraid to comparison shop. Read More »

Why does Boat Insurance Cost So Much?

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All At Sea asks the boat insurance experts... Why does boat insurance cost so much? What can boat owners do to keep their insurance costs down? What are the requirements to qualify for boat insurance? Read More »

Get Away to St. Kitts

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St. Kitts, according to the Department of Tourism, is 23 miles long and 5 miles across. This lovely, guitar-shaped island boasts miles of deserted beaches, acres of open land, an impressive fort, a gorgeous rain forest and very friendly people. ... Read More »