Boating

Hawaii to California

Hawaii to California

A 19-day voayge across the Pacific Many people would probably consider 19 days at sea to be a long time. And it can be—or not, …

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Red velvet couch and chairs in the Fish House

The Fish House

N.C. history lives on in squadron couple’s coastal property Watermen tie up their boats to unload their catch at a fish house. Here, they hang …

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Melodic boat on the water

Safe on, safe off

Make a plan for maneuvering on and off your vessel Walking the deck, inside cabin or the catwalk of a boat can make for quite …

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Therese and Goti paddling with the washing machine’s breaking seas in the background

Rescue in the washing machine

In almost 30 years of sea kayaking, I have been involved in many capsized-paddler rescues. Serious paddlers regularly practice rescues to be ready when called …

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author wearing red hat and a life jacket at the helm of his boat with his young grandson beside him

Learning from experience

Returning from a late summer cruise to Provincetown, Massachusetts, my wife, Sharon, and I anchored in Loblolly Cove on the eastern side of Cape Ann. …

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Author at the helm of her friends' boat looking out over the water with a buoy in the background

New England escapade

From Chesapeake Bay to Long Island Sound and back again Tom Campbell and Linda Sweeting invited me to crew on their Beneteau, Aurora, for a …

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Block Island Memories

As I look out my back window watching the snow gradually cover the backyard, the radiator emits a reassuring hiss of heat that warms me …

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Using both a paper chart and GPS to navigate through Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, where most of the islands look the same

Paddlecraft navigation

Having a basic understanding of marine navigation allows paddlers to know where they are, where they are going and how to return safely. Paddlers can …

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