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Yacht Safety: Oxygen Deprivation Corrosion

yacht safety: Oxygen deprivation corrosion:The propeller shaft inside the tube, where you can’t see it, is prone to crevice corrosion. Photo: OceanMedia

Recently a senior pilot for US Airways told me that on commercial airplanes all operational hours are meticulously logged, and how regulations dictate that essential mechanical and electronic parts are replaced after a certain number of hours regardless of whether …

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Spearfishing: Catch of the Day

Spearfishing the Caribbean, Bahamas How-To

My wife Katie and I, along with our young daughter, Hoku, have spent the past six winters cruising in the Bahamas aboard our catamaran Makana. While Bahamian waters have a world-class reputation for sport fishing and we’ve had success with …

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Sail to Cuba: Regulations Update

Varaderos Beach, Cuba. Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts

Just what are the regulations regarding travel to Cuba for American boaters? It seems everyone has a different answer, and that’s no surprise: the regulations have been changing seemingly faster than the printer can put out the new documents outlining them. What …

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Plant a Garden on a Cruising Boat

Safety harness for our Thai-basil, cilantro, oregano, spinach, mint and basil. Photo by Birgit Hackl

  The deep indigo and azure of the open ocean, the sparkling light-blue and turquoise of an anchorage – the cruising life comes mainly in shades of blue. Wouldn’t a speck of green be something on which to rest the …

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