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December 2017

About The Bay - December 2017
We are on the water at long last and even venturing farther afield for a change! Bliss, freedom, no Wi-Fi, no news, spending time with friends not to mention my first real vacation in a very long time. Full fuel tanks (okay, one fouled with water but holding its own for now), everything working at long last, we are on our way!     Read more.

Delta Rat Scrapbook - December 2017
Joe Faso has thrown his hat into the ring for the upcoming governor’s race. He made the announcement at a recent gathering at his estate among many of his friends and associates. Joe is an unabashed lover of California and its people.     Read more.

Down The Rode - December 2017
30 - Dec 3 · 40th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast’s largest boat show is set to cruise into the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, FL. For more info 954/764.7642 or visit     Read more.

Front Rudder - December 2017
It’s not quite Christmas, but it feels like it. For me the lead up to the next America’s Cup is almost as fun as the races themselves. It all just started to get real again with the recent Protocol announcement.     Read more.

Lessons Learned -December 2017
During a recent coastal delivery the subject of proper terms for the various styles of boats was a topic to help pass the endless hours of watching the autopilot steer the ship and the RADAR looking for other boats and fixed objects.     Read more.

Letters from You - December 2017
am glad your smoke issue was resolved, however, what really peaked my interest is when you said, “After providing my location (to the USCG), nature of distress, and vessel description, I put on a life jacket.”     Read more.

New Products - December 2017
SailStep revolutionizes docking and casting off. With a rock-solid step, about half your hull’s height, your crew can step off on approach, with dock lines in hand. Or walk your boat out of the slip, and effortlessly step aboard. No stress, no hazardous jumping and no embarrassing sit & scootch.     Read more.

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