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Boat Notes | A dreamy motorsailer like no other

Yes, there’s a large-screen retractable television. Watermaker? Check. Galley fit for a gourmet chef? Absolutely. KVH V-Sat broadband? Of course. Fifteen-foot center console aluminum rib with a 40-horsepower outboard? Yep. And a washer and dryer? You bet. As expected, the bells and whistles are all there. But when I stepped aboard the stern platform of the custom […]

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Boat Notes | Malo 45 Classic Serene

A light morning rain had just ended when we began unsnapping the panels on Serene’s full enclosure. Out on Lake Union a modest breeze funneled in from the north and I was hoping it would stick around long enough for us to give the Malo 45 Classic a decent test sail. All lines are led aft to the […]

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Boat Notes | C&C 48 Morning Star

When the 1973 C&C 48 Morning Star sidled up to H-Dock at Shilshole Bay Marina around noon, not a breeze was blowing. Flags sat limp and, once stopped, even the anemometer atop her double spreader rig sat lifeless. It was an exceptionally warm spring day in the Pacific Northwest, though, and my hope was that any amount […]

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