Electric Boats and Avoiding Range Anxiety

If you’re looking to compare the power of your electric motor to a gas or diesel engine, follow this formula: 1 kilowatt equals 1.34. Christian Brecheis Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. I’ve run out of gas on the water […]

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The Golden Globe Race 2022

The 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race made history delivering the first ever solo non- stop unassisted voyage around the world. Nine started, one finished, one died, one boat was lost. The legend of this amazing adventure was born. It was not a race like the America’s Cup. It was a challenge and display of […]

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Dockside Chat on 3D Sonar Technology

Join Editor-in-Chief of PassageMaker Jeff Moser for a dive into 3D forward looking sonar technology with Bob Arrington and Matthew Zimmerman. View the original article to see embedded media. Over the years, these products have become simpler to use, smaller, and lower cost. This technology is both more advanced and more accessible than ever before. Bob […]

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Interpreting Wave Forecasts for Boating

Knowing the projected height, interval and direction of waves can ensure a smooth day of boating. Tim Barker First, let me plead, “Mea culpa.” I’ll admit to fixating on marine wind forecasts before venturing out to sea, sometimes to the exclusion of wave projections. That shortcut has more than once come back to bite me […]

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Great seamanship: A tale of an Amazon Delta voyage

The Five Year Voyage is a race against time and tide across the mouth of the Amazon for Stephen Ladd in his 21ft Herreshoff Sea Pear ketch. Introduced by Tom Cunliffe Flooded trail on the way to a yucca farm Stephen Ladd is a city planner from the US who opted for a better life. […]

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Roving Commissions extract: Calm in the Storm

Despite rig failure and a tropical cyclone, Francis Hawkings remains composed on an eventful Pacific crossing. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Roving Commissions Not for the first time, the Royal Cruising Club’s wonderful annual journal Roving Commissions has turned up a jewel of seamanship. Delving into the 2021 edition I found an account by […]

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Lessons from the Sinking of the Bounty

Recounting the story of the Bounty and one of the most dangerous rescue missions in boating history. In 2012 the tall ship Bounty was sunk by Superstorm Sandy off the coast of North Carolina. The sinking of the iconic—and period correct—prop ship from the 1962 Marlon Brando film Mutiny on the Bounty killed the captain […]

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Catching Blackfish Using the Latest Anchoring Technology

The author’s wife, Ginger, reels up a healthy blackfish caught on a jig-and-crab combo over a shallow-water reef off the New York Bight. Gary Caputi Though the bag limit was only one fish per person during last winter’s blackfish season, the opportunity to catch trophy tog in the shallows was too good to pass up. […]

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How to Tow a Dinghy

Properly towing a dinghy requires a bit of planning. Tim Barker A dinghy proves useful, and not just for cruising. It allows one to anchor deep if a popular spot is too crowded close in. It’s also fun for taking off to fish, sail or explore. Use the following tips for a safer, easier time […]

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