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CHARTER SAVVY: My Big Fat Greek Charter


When Greece opened their waters to bareboat chartering, it was an irresistible opportunity to explore centuries of legends among the Saronic Gulf Islands that are close to Athens, yet a world apart. For our time machine, we chose a French, Jeanneau-built, 36-foot flybridge cruiser with two staterooms and twin Volvo Penta diesels.

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10 Suggestions For Charter Service Shopping


One of the signs of an improving economy around the water is an influx of yachts being placed into charter service. If you have ever thought of sharing your beloved cruiser, now might be the ideal time to look into doing so. Here are a few tips to consider when ‘shopping’ charter services.

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The Demi-Downeast Loop: The Boat and Voyage Planning


Circling Through History: For cruisers unable to commit the time for a Great Loop adventure, consider a Down East Loop. In the first installment of this series,learn how the trailerable Cutwater 28 makes a long voyage even easier—and start dreaming of your next trip.

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Debunking Five Common Diesel Engine Myths

Treat her right, she is all that moves you.

Most of what I’ve learned from my fellow boaters has been valuable, but every once in a while someone tries to pass off something that’s totally bogus. My particular area of expertise is engines, so I’m pretty sensitive about pontifications on that subject.

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The Hermit Of Cat Island


It is another hot and windy day on Exuma Sound. I’m low on food and water; bound for a little settlement that can provide neither. You may wonder why I would do such an odd thing, especially when the fishing has been so fruitless lately, but New Bight Settlement on Cat Island is a place like no other.

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