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Whooshing on the Water

Whooshing on the Water

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Talk to Jimmy Cazzani and you learn that he’s passionate about many things, including speedboats, teamwork, safety, and the support of sponsors and fans. Spend more time conversing and be amazed at the complexity of superboat racing while discovering what recreational boaters can learn from a daring but cautious pro. Serafino V. Cazzani, known as […]

Marina Contracts

Marina Contracts

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The order in which you take care of boating season to-do’s is important. Once you’ve chosen where your boat will spend the summer, you’re presented with a contract from the boatyard or marina. The contract will likely cover risk shifting, subrogation, limited liability, and exculpation — if your boat is damaged while repairing, launching, moving, […]

Where Will Your Boat Spend The Summer

Where Will Your Boat Spend The Summer

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Boaters and their vessels vary, and so do boating accommodations. Choosing a marina, yacht club, mooring field, or boatyard is based on what you need and can afford; our list of considerations and questions will help you make the best selection. Location. Do you head to your boat after work or dinner? A spot nearby […]

Go, Coast Guard, Go!

Go, Coast Guard, Go!

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If a maritime disaster such as terrorism on the high seas, a hurricane, fire, grounding, or sinking occurs, it’s comforting to know that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will respond 24/7. As the principal federal agency responsible for maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and waterways, the USCG protects and defends more […]

Towing with the Flow

Towing with the Flow

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. No one wants to have a towboat operator come for their vessel, but everyone is happy to see that towboat heading towards them when they need one. I met with such a two-phased tow operator recently. Captain Jim Reynolds, owner of Towing and Marine Service of Bay Shore (part of the nationwide TowBoatU.S.), has […]

Boating or Camping? You Decide!

Boating or Camping? You Decide!

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If you think there’s a world of difference between boating and camping, you’re likely someone who goes home when the sun goes down. As far as I’m concerned, sleeping on my 19-foot catboat is an exercise in advanced survival camping. At six-feet, six-inches, my boat’s two bunks are long enough, but as each narrows down […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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I can’t tell you a thing about the day that was remarkable, thought it was a perfect boating day — nice weather, good company, and a fun destination. On the way back, things plummeted quickly, and it was entirely my fault. The captain trusts me to make sure that the first aid kit is stocked, […]

Is It Summer Yet

Is It Summer Yet

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A Water-Filled World

A Water-Filled World

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If the person who named our planet Earth was being accurate, it would have a name that reflects how over 70 percent of the planet is water. What would you call it — Ocean, Liquid, Aqua, Water, or maybe Moisture? I’d probably go with the first choice, as most of all water on our planet […]

A Seaworthy Toolbox

A Seaworthy Toolbox

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Do you have an onboard toolbox? If so, does it contain the most helpful tools? Toolboxes are neither space wasters nor for show. Having a properly stocked toolbox may save you from a soaking, a tow, or from running up a big repair bill. Let’s start with the toolkit itself. As space on small recreational […]

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