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Weekend Cruising

A liveaboard lifestyle isn’t for everyone—and that’s where weekend cruising comes in. Read articles about people, places—from the Florida Keys to the Inside Passage—and things avid cruisers have come to know during weekend getaways on the water.

Stow, Stow, Stow

In May of 2007 my wife Eleanor and I, along with co-owner John Smith, bought Karrie, a 1988 Grand Banks 36 sedan in Ft. Meyers, Florida. (The boat and her dinghy were featured in “A Tender Issue,” PMM June ’01.) Unfortunately, the purchase price did…

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Shoot From A Boat With A Simple Camera

We travel by boat to experience the world in different ways, which is unavailable to “land lubbers.” When you set out on a cruise you have a unique vantage point. Keeping a ship’s log it a good idea and daily journal writing will pass the…

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A USCG-Approved Dinghy

If you’ve ever been on the hunt for the best dinghy for your boat, or the next dinghy for your boat, you know that the options are endless. You can choose the classic standby inflatable; go for a more robust RIB (rigid inflatable boat); you can opt for fiberglass molded boats; aluminum tenders; custom-made dinghies; and of course there are the multi-purpose dinghies.

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Nautica International

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At the conclusion of Trawler Fest in Stuart, Florida, I drove south to Ft. Lauderdale to visit some boats and people on my list of “must-see” companies. As the magazine continues to evolve, all of us at PMM stay on the lookout for companies that stand out…

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Thoughts For Successful Anchoring

In The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring, Earl Hinz explains the difference between anchoring and mooring: A boat is anchored when “it rides or lays to a single anchor rode, although it is conceivable to have two anchors in tandem on the rode.” A boat…

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