How to Prep Your Boat for a Hurricane

Just in case you are the last minute type, the following recommendations are from Coast Guard Auxiliary 74 on how to prep your boat for a hurricane. We recommend you head their advice ASAP if you are in Hurricane Irene's path. The most important thing to remember when thinking about

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Where in the world is Laura Dekker?

It's coming up to a year since Dutch solo sailor Laura Dekker, now 15, left Gibraltar on her planned circumnavigation on 21st August 2010. She is now more than half way round the world, heading for the labyrinth of coral reefs that surround the northern coastline of Australia. She left

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Najad Files for Bankruptcy

One of the best known names in international boat building for the last forty years has fallen victim to the economic downturn across the Western world. Swedish boat-builder Najad (Najadvarvet AB) has announced that it has submitted a petition for bankruptcy in the District Court at Addevalla, and the court

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Stern Rail BBQ Tips

Over the years, we have used a few different types of barbeques that attach to our boat’s stern rails. For a long time, we had a kettle type that burned charcoal or pre-packed charcoal bricks. Then we upgraded to the smallest rectangular Magma gas grill, which was plumbed into the

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New Licensing Requirements for Queensland Boaters

These new licensing requirements are sure to affect many Queensland, Australia cruisers, and they go into effect relatively soon. The state will require additional safety training and introduce a license class for boats 40 feet and above. The Queensland government said it plans to overhaul its boating safety and licensing

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