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Dealing With Dirty Fuel

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  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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Ever Wondered About a Water Maker?

Water Maker: Our water maker removed from its snug position under the sink and looking a bit sorry for itself prior to overhaul. Photo by Sim Hoggarth

Have you ever wondered about a water maker? We did. Every time I lugged those jerry jugs aboard. Every time I ran across the bay to the water dock in the dinghy on a wild and windy day. Every time …

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What’s The Deal With Steel Boats?

Stripe coating with a smile. Photo by Sim Hoggarth

When you’re looking for your dream boat you never quite know what you might end up with. Unless you’ve already decided on a particular make and model you are probably working to a budget and with a list of requirements, …

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Which Dinghy is Right for You?

Photo: OceanMedia

Having recently replaced our elderly tender, we were surprised to find what a lengthy process choosing the right one turned out to be. There are a baffling number of things to consider and we all have different needs and priorities …

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Engine Alignment: A Smoother Ride

Engine alignment starts here. Photo by Sim Hoggarth

A long time has passed since I moved up from Laser dinghies and Hobie Cats to my first little cruising boat, a Hurley 22, with crazed hatches, faded teak and, joy of joys, a smoky old inboard diesel. I polished and …

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