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Ask the Experts
I have a 2008 Mainship 34T. The engine is a Yanmar 6LYSTP. So, age is 13 years and hours are 1,630. In 2018, I noticed rust spots on top of the exhaust elbow (figure 1). This suggested that the elbow had corroded and could be due for replacement. So,
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The Compatibility Test
When the U.S. Navy chooses submarine crews, it does so as if it’s tiptoeing barefoot over broken glass. The military puts the candidates through psychological screening, physical tests and endless interviews until recruiters are satisfied that each p
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Pro Tip Of The Month
If you keep your boat in a marina that’s either in a river or at least subject to the periodic intrusion of fresh water, chances are your fenders are, or at some point in the future will become, a mess. They’ll be coated with a sludgy, sticky, darkis
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Beneteau Antares 11
Antares is, on average, the 15-brightest star in the night sky, and the brightest object in the constellation of Scorpius. So perhaps it’s fitting that Beneteau’s latest outboard-powered model, the Antares 11, carries this name. This sporty cruiser i
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Nordhavn 51 Unveiled
Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. has announced a brand-new design, the Nordhavn 51, which will follow closely in the wake of its smaller sistership, the N41. Inspired by the N41’s popularity, the Nordhavn 51 will mimic the same production-line structu
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Modern Love
It was not your typical day cruise on Florida’s Pine Island Sound. A frigid, 30-knot northwest blow lashed us from above, while angry seas boiled us from below with a confused chop and sloppy rollers. There was no lee to be had during our three-hour
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As the world’s long-range cruising authority, Passagemaker publishes stories by some of the brightest trawler minds on the water. And when it comes to ideas, tips and technical expertise pertinent to the trawler enthusiast, our expert contributors po
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The Water’s Edge
As chief of marina operations at Washington state’s Port of Everett Marina—the largest public marina on the West Coast of the United States—Jeff Lindhout is basically running a small city. He oversees 2,300 slips that need to accommodate commercial a
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Lowcountry Idyll
I felt it before I heard it: a low-frequency vibration that seemed to originate from the unimaginable depths of Earth. I was in my stateroom, the master in the after section of Freedom, getting ready for dinner aboard. “What the … ?” I said and then
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7 Tips For Your Next Wax Job
Use a chamois for metal and windows, and a squeegee for the fiberglass. After washdowns, you can prevent water spots by wiping the boat dry with a clean towel. If you use a chamois, however, and notice white dust when you wring it out, you are actual
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How To Get That Gleam
There is no shortage of fiberglass products on marine store shelves, but knowing which ones to use is the best way to keep your gelcoat colors rich, true and protected from the elements. Gelcoat is the pigmented resin that colors a fiberglass boat. I
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Gratification Aplenty Close to Shore
We spend a lot of time in these pages encouraging you to go farther with your boats, to push boundaries, to venture beyond the reef. For those of you who might be halfway across the Pacific or a good way around the world, that’s the dream; that’s wha
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Raspberry Fool
Raspberry fool is such an easy dessert to make. It’s elegant, creamy, light and so pretty, too. Dollop this magical mixture into your nicest stemware or a clear glass dish for a beautiful presentation. What I love about this easy dessert is that it r
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Can You See It?
I have a pen pal from Down Under named Jim who loves to spend his spare time sketching various flavors of character cruisers, large and small. These are pencil drawings, and he is a master at his artwork, instantly transporting a boat junkie like mys
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Changing Currents
The owner of a 37-foot tug tied up his boat and plugged into shore power. He was surprised to see that half the boat’s AC panel would not work. His boat is set up with two 30-amp shore power cords. While the side of the panel powering the air conditi
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Attention Savvy Shoppers
So, you want to become a trawler owner. Congratulations! Now, you’ll need a good broker and background knowledge about how the intricacies of the sales process works. In this new column, I hope to be your guide to those particulars and a whole lot mo
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PRESIDENT Gary DeSanctis EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Andrew Parkinson ART DIRECTOR & MARINE GROUP PHOTOGRAPHER Jonathan Cooper CONSULTING EDITOR Kenny Wooton TECHNICAL EDITORS Nigel Calder Steve Zimmerman Max Parker COPY EDITOR Kim Kavin DIGITAL COORDINATOR Emme
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Classic Cruisers Club
Felicia Schneiderhan 54 Knife River, Minnesota 1980 Marine Trader 38 Mazurka 17 Felicia Schneiderhan fell in love the first time she climbed aboard Mazurka in the shadow of Chicago skyscrapers. First, with the captain, Mark, who lived on the boat yea
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Restoring Freedom
Earl McMillen inherited his passion for restoring wooden boats from his father and in 1992 founded McMillen Yachts to build a profitable business on this passion. A few years later, he had an interesting plan in place that would fund the work each ya
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Doing Versus Learning
Working waterfronts are fascinating places. Whether it’s the lobstermen or a fleet of fishing boats returning with their catch, experienced captains handling their boats is art in motion. Waterman’s Day in Rock Hall, Maryland, celebrates the lives of
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DIY Tip Of The Month
Here’s a wild little suggestion for you. Think about designating a few hours during the upcoming weekend to tightening and otherwise addressing all or most of the hose clamps you have on board your boat. Sound like a make-work project? A silly thing
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Fleming Yachts 85
It’s not every year that Fleming unveils a new model. The revered Fleming 55, for example, was introduced in 1986. While it has undergone hundreds of changes since then, it remains among the most popular hulls today for trawler enthusiasts, evidenced
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Passagemaker.com
Looking for fresh ideas, DIY tips and troubleshooting expertise for your boat? Tour our all-new digital Workbench department, devoted entirely to technical topics of interest for the hands-on trawler owner. passagemaker.com/workbench Embark with us o
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The Great Loop List
Who knew that a huge chunk of America is an island? Sure, we have lots of smaller islands, from Manhattan in New York to Catalina in California, but this one is about 1,000 miles across and 1,100 miles north to south—and a lot of skippers have discov
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The Total Package
Trawlers are a proud family of recreational boats inspired by 20th-century working vessels. A proper trawler emphasizes classic seakeeping, strong or even overbuilt design, and a tortoise approach to long-distance cruising. In an era when the term tr
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Ask the Experts
Dear Editors: I’ve been trying to sell my boat during the winter. Currently, the boat is on the hard, winterized and wrapped. An interested buyer wants me to unwrap it and put it in the water for a survey and sea trial. If the buyer walks or nitpicks
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The Cruising Spirit
Editor-in-Chief Say what you will about 2020. All things considered, for some, it turned out to be a decent year of cruising. For me, I think back to a year ago. That’s when I, like many of you, was scouring the slips at TrawlerFest, inspecting the a
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Classic Cruisers Club
NAME Julie Parmentier AGE 54 HOME PORT Pleasant Harbor, Washington CURRENT BOAT ‘84 Island Gypsy Danny Boy YEARS OWNED 22 I have been on boats my entire life. My father was a naval architect and built sailboats in the Puget Sound area. And for most o
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“The Magellan of Medicine”
Wany people think that our days of exploring are mostly over. The frontiers are vanquished, we’ve walked on the moon … there’s not that much new ground to cover, right? Dr. Trent Talbot, a physician-entrepreneur, begs to differ. His company, The Medi
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Waypoint Wanderlust
Boats owned Prior to our current boat, a Sabre, we had a 2016 Back Cove 41, which we traveled aboard on the Great Loop. In 2006, we had a 1991 Grand Banks 42, which we had for 10 years and put 3,500 hours on. All our boats have been named MAR-KAT aft
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