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Sea Science: Behind Hawaii ban of sunscreen

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Sun protection has been a hot topic with much debate for some time, but most studies have concluded that regular use of sunscreens/sunblocks is one…

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Rules of the Road: A review of taxes that apply to Florida boat sales

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers It’s that time of year again: boat show season. Events at Cannes, Genoa and Monaco previewed the strong sentiment that is expected…

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From the Bridge: No shocker to captains that electric power a continual concern

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Electronic charts, hot tubs, iPads, bilge pumps and clothes dryers are just some of the power-consuming items on today’s yachts. Managing the load is…

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Sea Science: Water, water everywhere yet not a drop to spare

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed It covers 70 percent of our planet. We play in it, clean with it, cook with it and essentially use it to simplify our everyday…

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Rules of the Road: NZ changes yacht safety rules in wake of fatal sailing mishap

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers The New Zealand Maritime Safety Authority, commonly known as Maritime NZ, recently announced major changes to safety rules for domestic and international…

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Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem “I can’t believe that happened!” That’s usually the response you get when you hear about the theft of a yacht. Yachts are tempting targets for thieves.…

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From the Bridge: Training, equipment, realistic expectations ease towing trouble

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox When photos began circulating recently of a deckhand being pulled into the water behind a yacht underway, criticism was fast and strong online. Those…

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Secure at Sea: Before bringing guns aboard, weigh these factors

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem “Small vessel rapidly approaching from the port quarter!” is something no captain or bridge watch stander wants to hear when transiting through a high-risk area.…

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From the Bridge: Yacht watch duty anything but standard

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From the Bridge: By Dorie Cox Many things can go awry on a yacht. A watchkeep can be the first line of defense to prevent such things as flood, fire,…

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Rules of the Road: Obtaining DoS not always clear-cut for yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Most tasks involving two or more parties are less difficult if each party understands what the others are going to do. Within the…

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