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  • The Harbor Report: The man below the Duffy

    The Harbor Report: The man below the Duffy
    This week, I had the chance to meet with Gerardo Martinez, the service manager at the Duffy Electric Boat Company, located at 2439 West Coast Highway. Gerardo has been an employee of Duffy boats for 16 years. When I walked in and introduced myself, I...
  • The Harbor Report: Fixing up for the races

    Spring is approaching, and the boats have returned to Newport Harbor. With this year's Islands Race, Cabo and Transpac all on the horizon, a large number of race boats have gathered here in Newport Beach for their annual maintenance. The most interesting...
  • With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States

    With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States
    Back this hitch up into the water Untie all the cables and rope Step onto the astro turf Get yourself a coozie Let's go…. Long before the pop-country group Little Big Town introduced its No. 1 hit, "Pontoon," last summer, pontooning had...
  • No boating bailout

    No boating bailout
    Maryland's boating industry suffered badly in the economic downturn and has yet to fully recover, so it's no surprise that many in the boat business are once again looking for help from Annapolis. Unfortunately, the latest proposal — to cap the...
  • Travel crystal ball: Websites advising when to buy tickets

    Travel crystal ball: Websites advising when to buy tickets
    They're the questions that vex leisure travelers across regions, languages, origins and destinations: When will I find the best fare? Should I buy that plane ticket now or wait? Websites are increasingly responding to these universal questions with...
  • Actions at Pa. Game Commision, Fish and Boat Commission meetings

     
    Pennsylvania's two wildlife agencies, the Pa. Game Commission and the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, both concluded their regular quarterly meetings today. The game commission finalized the 2011-12 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits and...
  • Heroism on the Coachella Ferris wheel: A lifeguard catches a jumper by the ankle

     
    Early Saturday, a rumor was spreading around the Coachella grounds that a young woman had attempted to jump off the Ferris wheel. There weren't too many details, though the on-site firefighters confirmed that it did happen, and confirmed that she was...
  • Boaters need to prepare for sudden lightning (from BoatUS)

     
    STRAIGHT FROM BOATUS: The weather's power and rage showed itself recently with the devastating springtime tornados that roared through the south. For recreational boaters, summer thunderstorms bring danger not only with wind and waves, but also with...
  • Boat owners: How jealous should we be?

     
    Is the boating life in Chicago all it’s cracked up to be? Yeah, pretty much, say boat owners RedEye spoke to at Belmont Harbor....
  • Illegal immigrants stranded on island found hungry after two-day search

     
    Stranded on a scenic but rugged island off the Santa Barbara coast, the illegal immigrants decided being rescued was more important than reaching their destination. Using a cellphone, one of them called 911 last Friday. Boats set off to find......
  • Best fall foliage in the U.S. by boat

     
    It’s that time of year when leaves change color, crisp autumn scents fill the air and Americans get behind the wheel to take in the season’s foliage. But it’s boaters who know the best views are from the water and non-boaters might be...