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The Daring Rescue of a Tsunami-Swept Yacht (VIDEO)

Golden Bay was first spotted from the air, adrift and trailing mooring lines. (Nozawa)

Treat your cruiser like its a part of the family? When the tsunami hit northeast Japan in 2011, a Bertram 57 named Golden Bay was washed out to sea. Here the story and watch the video of how the owner risked life and limb to rescue her.

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Fuel For Thought In The Abacos

Abaco Beach Resort is never a poor decision.

There is a lot to be said about cruising south to the Bahamas. Though many cruisers display loyalty to their professed favorites, don’t be afraid to stray from the path. Its about discovery after all.

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How To Install An Air Filter Silencer

First we removed both the factory-fit air filter and the crank-case breather hose.

On the hunt for a quieter ride, we install a new High Performance Air Filter Silencer from Walker Engineering and use our sound meter to check the results on Power & Motoryacht publisher Arnie Hammerman’s trailerable trawler.

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Southern California’s Road Less Traveled

Norma Jean at anchor in Paradise Cove.

Though Catalina is Southern California’s cruising destination of choice, there is much to be said about the anchorages at Paradise Cove and Santa Barbara Island. Together, they create a nice triangular, 100 nm run from Marina del Rey. Along with idyllic scenery, the upside is you may be the only cruiser around when you get there.

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Control Sound And Vibration On Your Boat

“Live” mounts use special rubber to stop much of the engine vibration from getting to the stringer.

You might find serenity aboard, but the truth is all boats make noise. Avoid the rattle, hum and other unwanted yachting sounds. A truly quiet boat stops noise in the engine room—before it gets to you and your crew.

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Find The Perfect Engine Load For Your Cruiser


What’s the best cruising speed for my boat? Am I running my motors too hard, to the point that something is going to break or they’ll wear out prematurely? Searching for the Sweet Spot: Do you know the best cruising speed for your boat? If not, here’s how to find it.

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