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Get Steppin’

The novelty of the Fender2Step boarding a boat by stepping on what looks like a puffy white marshmallow is also what makes it so essential. Using the Fender2Step, boaters can easily and safely get on and off their boat, even when boarding from a dinghy.

Extended Cruising Preparation

It's the time of year when boaters up and down the West Coast are looking forward to the cruising season and preparing to head out for one- or two-week trips, or a summer of extended cruising, and they are establishing their to-do lists. If youre one of those people, what should be on your list?

Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47 LC

Cats, cats, everywhere, mon dieu! Power cats have gained a lot of ground in the last decade, and for that, they owe their sailing brethren some thanks.

Back Cove Downeast 37

Jeff Brown and I could have shared our ride on San Diego Bay with 18 or so of our closest friends, but thats a lot of people to round up on a workday morning. Besides, I was there to put the Back Cove Downeast 37 through its paces, and Brown the owner of JK3 Yachts was there to make sure the boat presented well.

Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47 LC

Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47 LC

New name. New interior. New positioning. The Cumberland 47 is new … again.

Cats, cats, everywhere, mon dieu! Power cats have gained a lot of ground in the last decade, and for ...


Back Cove Downeast 37

Back Cove Downeast 37

Room to entertain 20, feed six, sleep two. That’s about right.

Jeff Brown and I could have shared our ride on San Diego Bay with 18 or so of our closest friends, b ...


Prestige  500 Flybridge

Prestige 500 Flybridge

A pleasant surprise above, below and underway

I like boats. My mantra is, there’s no such thing as a bad boat, just bad uses for a particula ...


Get Steppin’

Get Steppin’

Fender2Step

The novelty of the Fender2Step — boarding a boat by stepping on what looks like a puffy white ...


Master and Commander

Master and Commander

Yacht Command Price Varies by boat

Boaters who are attached to their current boat but would like to move to electronic engine controls ...


Spread the Joi

Spread the Joi

JOI Lamp $149.99

For dockside happy hours that continue after hours, boaters can light the dark with Caframo’s ...


Not Your Commoner Speedometer

Not Your Commoner Speedometer

GPS Speedometer $199

No external GPS is required for the GPS Speedometer from Faria, because information is gathered from ...


Built to Filter

Built to Filter

Marelon T-150 Strainer $149.50

The Marelon T-150 Strainer from Forespar is a compact installation alternative for raw-water filtrat ...


I have a 29-foot Ranger Tug in salt water on Newport Bay. I go through a zinc anode on the prop shaf ...

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What are the pros and cons between an aluminum and a fiberglass hull?

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I have an age-old question. I have a 1990 33-foot Sea Ray with twin 5.7L inboards and v-drives (a ve ...

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Because I fell in lust instead of slowly into love, I find myself the owner of a gorgeous 29-foot Se ...

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We always plug in our boat to dock power where we keep our boat. We have had to replace several powe ...

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Extended Cruising Preparation

Extended Cruising Preparation

It's the time of year when boaters up and down the West Coast are looking forward to the cruising se ...

What’s The Health  of Your Hoses?

What’s The Health of Your Hoses?

Does your boat have hardening of the arteries? Marine hoses are equivalent to arteries and veins in ...

Teak Restoration

Teak Restoration

I like teak decks. They are not slippery when wet and look good as long as they are kept clean. On o ...

Prepare for the Boatyard

Prepare for the Boatyard

Once youve chosen a boatyard, your work is far from over. Before delivering your boat for service or ...

The Forgotten Safety Equipment

The Forgotten Safety Equipment

The gear the U.S. Coast Guard and state regulations require us to carry aboard our boats is often pu ...

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