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Boatyards in Winter

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Boaters in cold climes are in stasis through the long winter nap, but not boatyards. In boatyards, a flurry of unique work goes on unseen at this time … [Read more...]

Boats by the Side of the Road

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I’m driving along and suddenly a boat appears for sale on the side of the road. I swerve a little as I tap the breaks and strain my neck to see. In less … [Read more...]

Painting Aluminum Boats

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You may be thinking of buying or selling an aluminum boat that needs some cosmetic updates, or perhaps you’re simply trying to improve the appearance … [Read more...]

Black Fin in the Rough

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Neglected boats seem to find me. People call to see if I’m interested in buying or can help to resurrect old wrecks. I try to give advice or direct them … [Read more...]

Boating Year Round

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Now that the cold weather has truly arrived here in the northeast US, as evidenced by ice on the pond and an appreciable dent in my woodpile, I wonder … [Read more...]

Wealthy Boaters All

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One of my favorite TV shows is HGTVs’ House Hunters International. They focus on traveling the globe looking for housing in exotic places. Last week … [Read more...]

Talking Boats with Al Herum

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Our sister site Boats.com frequently posts stories that originally appeared in Soundings Magazine. We thought you'd enjoy this profile of Al Herum, who … [Read more...]

Boat Equipment: Making a List, Checking it Twice

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As the Christmas holidays approach I’m sure you’ll hear the song about old St. Nick—“He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out … [Read more...]

Buying Boat Insurance? Get a Survey

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When purchasing or researching the purchase of a pre-owned yacht it is very important to know exactly what you are buying. The best way to find out for … [Read more...]

Talking Boats with Surveyor Jonathan Klopman

Some of a surveyor's tools of the trade

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in Soundings Magazine, part of Chris Landry's ongoing "Talkin' Boats" column, and it contains some excellent … [Read more...]