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Boat Tool Bag Essentials: What Should You Have Inside?


By And more importantly, do you know how to use it? Even the simplest boat with no electrical system has things which can break and ruin your weekend. And a complex boat with refrigeration, air conditioning, and an engine? There are a fair number of things which can go wrong.… SEE MORE

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Four Top Inflatable PFDs Tested


By Randy Vance. Inflatable life jackets are lighter and more comfortable to wear. Learn how four of the top models performed during testing. Inflatable life jackets have crossed over from expensive professional gear to an affordable recreational necessity. With good reason. Not only are they cooler, lighter, and more comfortable… SEE MORE

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Yamaha F350 Outboard


By Pete McDonald. The new Yamaha F350 is packed with the latest technology and offers the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. As we see more midsize boats opting for big-horsepower or twin-engine installations, an outboard’s power-to-weight ratio ranks as a major factor in how a boat performs. With its… SEE MORE

Cause Determined of 2023 Marlins II Fishing Vessel Fire


By Carli Stewart. On the evening of March 9, 2023, a fire broke out on the fishing vessel Marlins II, docked at the Westport Marina in Westport, Wash. Despite the swift response from the South Beach Regional Fire Authority (SBRFA), the vessel sustained significant damage, estimated at $950,000. Fortunately, no… SEE MORE

A New Electric-Powered-Boat Speed Record


By Kevin Falvey. Princeton Electric Speedboating, in coordination with Flux Marine, achieved a record speed for an electric-powered boat. On October 26, 2023, a team of engineering students at Princeton University—Princeton Electric Speedboating—set a new world record of 114.20 mph for an electric-powered boat. The famed pro-outboard hydroplane Big Bird ran on… SEE MORE

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The Hunt for an Elusive Florida Shipwreck That Killed 41 Enslaved People


By KARUNA EBERL. Searching for the slave ship Guerrero, the nonprofit Diving With a Purpose has also trained scores of young Black men and women to find and tell stories once lost to the waves. CARYSFORT REEF WAS DARK UNDER the new moon. Coral tentacles undulated with the changing tide, while… SEE MORE

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San Nicolas Island: Inspiration for "Island of the Blue Dolphins"


By Lesekker. FROM 1835 TO 1853, A Native American woman, stranded after the evacuation of her people, lived alone on San Nicolas Island. Her story inspired one of the most popular children’s novels ever written. Named Karana in Scot O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins, the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island’s… SEE MORE

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