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Ocean Landfills and Trash Soup

Much of the ocean trash washes ashore before it returns to sea and further degrades into tiny bits. Photo: Claudia Reshetiloff www.HealthThatFits.com

Trash transported from poorly managed terrestrial landfills and from rivers, trash liberated by tsunamis and garbage tossed out at sea; fishing nets, buoys and spilled cargo containers are filling the oceans at an alarming rate. Huge areas of many of …

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The Dish: Farmers Market

farmers market

The weather may be getting cooler, but your produce choices are heating up; a perfect excuse to visit your local farmers market. SPICY PASTA WITH TINKERBELL PEPPERS, CHERRY TOMATOES AND PINE NUTS Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: …

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Stick Surfing – Wave Riding for Stand Ups

SUP Surfing

Stand up paddle surfing. You know, that thing people who can’t surf do. Catching waves with a stick in their hand – looks lame … The amount of times I’ve heard similar comments is more than I’ve woken from a …

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New Products

New products

Flexible Solar Panel From SUNBEAMsystems Designed in Sweden with clean looks, a high finish and with no visible internal wiring, the surface of the SUNBEAMsystem ‘Tough’ flexible solar panel is, as the name suggests, tougher than other panels seen before …

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Wind Versus Solar—An Easy Choice

wind vs. solar

Just keep your wind generator for what it is best at—generating noise and vibration and not-much-else. As a journalist, it is drilled into me to be fair and objective. Also, marine advertisers pay my salary. Inkslinging sailors who offend often …

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THE DISH: Easy, Healthy Food

healthy food

People think cooking healthy food takes a lot of time, looks too complicated, and they don’t know where to start.   But to eat healthy, you are much better off eating at home, then you know what is actually going …

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New Products

new products

Free Interlux Paint Guide App The Interlux® Boat Paint Guide is available as a free app for Apple® IOS and Android smartphones and tablets, designed to make it easy to access Interlux product information and select the correct Interlux paint …

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“Hard Time” Made Easier

hard time

Whether you are hauling out for a short period or planning an extended stay on the hard, living on your boat while it’s on land can be challenging. We have spent many months in various boats yards between Trinidad and …

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Dealing With Dirty Fuel

dirty fuel

  Bound for the Windward Islands from the Bahamas, perhaps via the Dominican Republic and the Mona Passage, you’ll often find the subject of dirty fuel at the top of the agenda over those keenly awaited sundowners. It was mid-March. …

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Fat Facts on Diesels

diesel engines

  Modern marine diesels are amazingly dependable—but not fool-proof, not idiot-proof. I know this. I’ve learned it the hard way. This idiot has injured a number of ‘em. Being a klutz around a marine engine can be very, very expensive. …

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New Fishing Products on the Scene

new fishing products

Probably one of the most interesting and innovative products at the show was a drone. Yep, you read that correctly. A drone at a fishing show, you ask? Yes again. Walking the isles of ICAST (the International Convention of Allied …

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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

cloud silver lining

Clouds are closing in, ominous and black, while a line squall races towards your boat. Might not be the best time to bring it up, but with better observational skills and a bit of background you could have been watching …

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New Products

New Products All At Sea

LED NAVIGATION LAMPS PROVIDE SUPERIOR MARINE SAFETY Offering ultra-low power consumption and a maintenance-free design, NaviLED PRO Series LED navigation lights from Hella marine provide bright and reliable illumination. With no bulbs to burn out or filaments to snap in rough seas, …

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Laughing at Yourself For Laughing at Others

Fatty Goodlander laughing

There’s many other How-To books I want to write: “How To Say Nothing in 100,000 Words”, “How to Pretend to be an Expert on Subjects Your Readers Know Even Less About”, and “How Not to Smirk” are just a few. …

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Jellyfish Sting? BEST Treatment Tips!

Jellyfish : Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora Colorata)

At any time during the year and in every ocean, swimmers and divers encounter jellyfish. They come in a variety of shapes and colors, from translucent to vibrant colors like pink, yellow, purple, and even luminescent. They range in size …

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South Florida News: Free ISS Membership For Yacht Crews

Yacht Crews: One-Year ISS Membership – Free Yacht crews can now obtain one-year free membership in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based International Superyacht Society (ISS) thanks to support by the Wright Maritime Group (WMG). This offer is for yacht crew who have …

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New Products

New Products :

ADAPTER CREATES SAFE SHORE POWER CONNECTION Owners of larger vessels need to keep an adapter aboard in case the marina they’re visiting doesn’t offer matching shore power output. For yachts with 100 amp, 125/250 AC electricity, Hubbell Marine’s YQ100PLuS Intelligent Y …

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Zika Virus : Mosquitoes in the News

zika virus mosquitoes : The Tiger mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is the primary vector of the Zika Virus. Photo Muhammad Mahdi Karim

I bet you have heard the news that there is a new mosquito borne illness in the Caribbean and encroaching into North America. Just when we thought we understood a bit about Dengue and Chikungunya, the Zika virus has arrived. These …

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New Radar Technology

New radar technology : Raymarine radar display. Photo: Glenn Hayes

Boaters have been able to enjoy all kinds of technological advancements in the past few years and some of the most obvious have been in marine electronics. Chart plotters have become faster and more accurate with far better charts then …

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