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Cockpit depth and flotation

A little word on safety from Key West boats

I am obviously prejudiced but will try my best to keep this impartial. First I’d suggest you read this article.

http://counton2.com/2015/07/13/missing- … ton-coast/

This article starts off with a great picture to illustrate my points I plan to make here. The boat is upside down. The name brand I suppose isn’t important but it’s a Mako from what I hear. One of the passengers on the boat, a young boy, is family of one of our employees. We loaned them a boat to use in the search. Back to my point though. Does it matter how deep the sides are on that boat in the picture? I’ll let you answer that one, but when the sides of the Sportsman not being foam filled was listed as one of the cons, and the list went on, I was honestly a little surprised. The folks in this case were all rescued healthy, but how lucky were they? [...]

The America’s Cup

35th America's Cup underway

The America’s Cup is widely thought to be one of the hardest trophies to win in sports. In 150 years, only 4 countries have won the trophy. Despite what it may seem, the competition is named after a boat, rather than the country. 150 years ago, a schooner named America, manned by men from New York, won the 100 Guinea Cup off the south coast of England. The Guinea Cup was a sailing race and was watched by Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom that year. As a schooner representing the New York Yacht Club, this victory held symbolic importance in the world in 1851. This victory over the best British competitors marked the end of Great Britain as the undisputed maritime power of the world then. After returning to New York, the ownership syndicate of the America gave the trophy to the New York Yacht Club, as a Deed of Gift. This stipulated that [...]

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