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Cruise the Seven Seas

Guests Aboard

Guests Aboard

For those of us who have been on board for years, an excited voice on Skype or an animated e-mail suggesting a visit sometimes brings fear and trembling. To be fair, it’s mostly our fault because we’ve been out so …

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Eleuthera Bound

Eleuthera

As we continue exploring the Bahamas, we find ourselves at Harbor Island in the northeast part of Eleuthera. This is one of those well known laid back vacation spots, due to the wonderful beach, where there are specks of red …

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FCI Watermakers Demystifies Reverse Osmosis

Watermakers

Understanding the simple mechanics behind reverse osmosis (RO) helps boat owners understand how watermakers work and why they’re not as complicated as many have been led to believe. FCI Watermakers provides an overview to demystify RO and watermakers. Simply put, …

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That Little Boat is Going to Cross the Atlantic?!

Little Boat Undaunted

In 2011 Matt Kent, bosun of the tall ship Niagara, was picking old oakum out of the deck in Erie, Pennsylvania, when he had an epiphany.  “I wonder, he ruminated, what the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic was”?  Just like …

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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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