Author Peter Janssen

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5 Arrested in Boating Hit-And-Run Death

This is simply an awful story. An eight-year-old girl goes boating with her grandparents on Lake George and gets killed by somebody who doesn’t even stop. Here’s the story: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/people-arrested-deadly-lake-george-hit-run-boat-crash-article-1.2731478

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Three Drown as Boat Sinks off Stuart

A 24-foot Sea Ray with four people on board capsized off St. Lucie Inlet in Stuart, Florida, and three people on board drowned. A fourth was found later walking on the beach in shock. Here’s a video showing the boat and the survivor. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/04/12/survivor-of-tragic-boating-accident-speaks-out/

Boat Reviews
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Azimut Magellano 66: A Cruising Boat with Italian Style

The Azimut Magellano line is something of a cross between traditional trawler-type cruising boats – think Fleming or Grand Banks – and the more trendy styling you usually associate with first-rate Italian builders. Here’s a good look at the new Azimut Magellano 66. http://www.mby.com/reviews/trawler-yachts/azimut-magellano-66-review

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Hunt Designs: 50 Years of Great Boats

Over the years, I’ve driven Hunt-designed boats, and Hunt Yachts, from the Florida Keys to the top of the Bay of Fundy, in all kinds of weather and all kinds of sea conditions. From the original Bertram 31 to the latest Hunt (a new 32 is pictured above), these are all great sea boats. And pretty, too. Here’s a great story about Hunt Design, now 50 years old and going strong. http://www.boatingmag.com/hunt-design-celebrates-50-years-innovative-boat-design

Engine Room
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Why You Should Be Worried About Diesel Fuel

New emission standards plus inconsistent diesel supplies plus changes in high pressure injection technology all spell potential problems. Here, Nigel Calder says why you should be concerned. http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/gear/reasons-to-be-paranoid-about-diesel-34807

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New Marlow Pilot 31, Made for the Great Loop

Here’s a good look at the new Marlow Pilot 31, the entry-level boat in what used to be the Mainship lineup, that’s now has been revised and updated by David Marlow. It’s a basic couple’s single-diesel cruising boat, made for coastal cruising or, say, the Great Loop. http://www.boats.com/reviews/marlow-pilot-31-first-look-video/

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Boats Collide, One Dies on Lake Champlain

There was no need for this to happen if both captains had followed the most basic rules of the road. A tragedy. I guess the moral is that you have to think defensively all the time, as if the other person is clueless. http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/after-lake-fatality-coast-guard-says-boaters-often-dont-follow-the-rules/Content?oid=3477159

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American Tug 365 Cruise to Astoria

Here’s a great blog and pictures of an American Tug 365 delivery from the factory in LaConner, Washington, 269 miles down the coast to Astoria, Oregon. (I’ve done this, and you definitely want to be careful out there.)http://americantugnews.blogspot.com/2016/04/delivering-american-tug-365-to-astoria.html

Gear
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Ten Tips for Green Boating

We all want to keep the planet blue – and green. Here are some tips to keep it that way: http://www.riyachting.com/programs/ten-tips-for-clean-boating?utm_source=Multi-lead+List&utm_campaign=65849fc7e0-Wednesday_+July+14_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c884307d0f-65849fc7e0-336878677

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Close-up Video of Storm Tossing Boats, Tearing up Docks

Here’s a scary very close-up video of a sudden storm hitting a boating area in Tennessee. It truly feels like you are there, as boats are caught in a microburst and a floating dock is torn apart. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/07/11/boaters-capture-epic-downburst-on-video-we-thought-we-were-going-to-be-picked-up/

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