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Taco Marine Easy To Install Rub Rail Kits

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent.

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent. Replacing damaged or worn out rub rail is easy …

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Fresh to Seawater Flush with the Touch of a Button

Flushing a marine toilet with seawater saves onboard fresh water supplies. Unfortunately, that same plentiful source also provides minute ocean organisms

Flushing a marine toilet with seawater saves onboard fresh water supplies. Unfortunately, that same plentiful source also provides minute ocean organisms. When they die, an offensive, rotten egg smell permeates the boat. Raritan Engineering’s innovative SeaFresh lets users select between …

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Guyana – The Land of Many Waters

All photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens: www.sherryspix.com

Night has fallen on the Rupununi River in the jungles of Guyana, the stars overhead bright as a Las Vegas skyline. We’re chugging upstream in a battered aluminum runabout, underwater deadheads thudding against the hull every few minutes. Unnerving. More …

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Communication at Sea

Now where was that signal? Photos by Birgit Hackl and Christian Feldbauer

Nowadays a broadband connection at home is standard for almost everyone in the Western world. Smartphones enable people to be online wherever they are all day long to inform Facebook friends about everything they are doing, Google for information, or …

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Sailing Green to Minimize Carbon Footprint

Journey fitted out with solar panels for 'sailing green'. Photograph by Monica Pisani

Once we decided to sail into the sunset, we committed ourselves to minimize our carbon footprint and ‘sailing green’. From that day on, our everyday would be directly connected to nature, moving with the wind, and generating our energy from …

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Come Explore the Sites of Andros Island

Andros Island Fresh Creek Lighthouse

We are going to start this issue at the north tip of Andros Island, which is called Morgan’s Bluff. Cruisers can find a nice anchorage next to the water dock, where being so big, Andros Island provides Nassau over half …

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Multi-Musings by a Mono-Maran Kind of Guy

Trimaran Alien in St Croix with Jody Colbert, Scooter Mejia, Scottish Katie, and Joe Colpitt

My father and I used to walk the docks in the mid-1950s as both entertainment and education. We’d pay particular attention to the construction details of the cruising catamarans. Each time one would sail into the harbor, we’d row over …

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Install a New Trampoline on Your Multihull

Catamarans are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. However, as a sailmaker I am often appalled at just how badly installed the between-hulls trampolines are. After many installations, I have learned the important points of safely installing a trampoline. …

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Dometic – Mobile Living Made Easy

Dometic - Mobile Living Made Easy

Dometic announced a new brand positioning for the company on November 28th at the RVIA National Trade Show and plan to unveil this for Marine at the Miami Boat Show on Feb. 16th. Kelly McGann, Sr. Vice President of Marketing …

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BoatUS ‘Cat’ Team Tackles Marine Catastrophes

South Florida boat owners recently found there is another good reason to be a BoatUS member. In October, the BoatUS Catastrophe or ‘Cat’ Team, made up of professional surveyors, claims processors, transportation providers and crane and barge operators, traveled to …

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Retractable Navigation Lights Enhance Deck Safety

Accon Marine’s 205 Port (top left), 206 Starboard and 207 Side Pop-Up Lights

Although essential for safe operation at night, navigation lights can sometimes represent hazards when they’re not being used. Protruding housings can stub unsuspecting toes, or even lead to a trip and fall. Pop-Up® navigation lights from Accon Marine recess into …

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Leading causes of boat fires negated with SmartPlug

Electrical issues, especially overheating and loose connections, are the leading cause of recreational boat fires. Retrofitting to SmartPlug Systems’ 30 Amp Inlet and Connector Kit protects boat owners against these worries. It’s the ground-breaking, safe alternative to old-fashioned, twist-type connections. …

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Innovative PureWater+ by Forespar

The PureWater+ by Forespar® boasts an innovative combination of space-saving sensibility with ease-of-use filter changes, through a patented quick-connect design, all performed above the countertop! The PureWater+ does not require any under-counter filter access or a reservoir apparatus similar to …

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First-Ever Beneteau CEO for the Americas

There’s a first-ever CEO for the Americas at French boat manufacturer, Group Beneteau, George Armendariz, formerly president of Nordic Tugs Inc. and before that Vice President and General Manager of Brunswick Marine Europe based in Belgium, took this newly created …

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NV Charts Releases Updated Chart Sets for 2016/17

NV Charts announces the release of their newly updated chart sets for Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for 2016/17 in paper and digital format. In addition to being updated, the new NV.Atlas format brings a modern, handy design to …

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