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Boating November/December 2019

Boating is the world's foremost magazine for boating enthusiasts. Written by experts for those who love the sport, the editorial covers the waterfront -- from runabouts to sportfish convertibles to luxury showpieces, and everything in between.

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United States
Bonnier Corporation
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2 min.
old ways work

I plagiarized the title. It’s the catchphrase of the late, great Capt. R.D. “Pete” Culler, boatbuilder, mariner, and author of several notable books and innumerable magazine articles. It’s not just that Cap’n Pete would describe how to use tallow as a lubricant, or mix linseed oil and kerosene as a wood sealer, or use roofing tar instead of the goop featuring a picture of an anchor on its package, but he’d tell you why these things were as good or better than store-bought products for a given application. At a superficial glance, the jaded might call Culler a Luddite or a cheapskate. Discerning reading makes it clear that Culler’s concoctions, like his opinions on building and running boats, were born from decades in the doing. I was reminded of Culler while…

1 min.
making waves

ON BOARD WITH… BOATINGMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 Lauren B. Icom Cover Girl of 2019 Having grown up in Orlando, Florida, Lauren has spent her life boating with friends and family around the local lakes. She worked for six years as a dancer for the NBA’s Orlando Magic before settling into an office job. Now she’s our Icom Cover Girl of 2019. So, you grew up around the water? A lot of my friends in high school had boats, and we’d go out a lot and go wakeboarding or tubing and cruise around the Butler Chain of Lakes (in Orlando, Florida). How’d you get involved in our cover shoot? I don’t consider myself a model, but my old talent agency from my dancing days called me out of the blue, and I agreed to do it, and it was…

4 min.

1. You want to cover your boat for the winter. What is the best way to do it? A. Buy a shrink-wrap kit, including heat gun and propane tank/hose, and do it yourself. B. Pay a professional to shrink-wrap your boat, paying close attention to support and vents. C. Buy a large tarp from a discount store, make a support for underneath, and cover the boat with the tarp, securing it with bungee cords. D. None of the above 2. What should you do to keep your boat’s plumbing (sink, toilet, washdown systems, etc.) free from water that can freeze and crack hoses and fittings? A. Follow the boat manufacturer’s plumbing schematic and disconnect hoses and fittings to drain off any water present. Run pink RV/Marine (propylene glycol) antifreeze through all systems, and ensure it comes…

1 min.
nautical footwear

WEATHER WISE Great for the days when the seas are sporty and chilled. FISH ALL DAY Stain-resistant and snag-free, with good traction on a nonslip deck. SUN DAY FUN DAY Fast-drying and good traction, while providing arch support. COLUMBIA DORADO SLIP-ON PFG THE GRIP: With no shoelaces to tie or snag, these are ideal for the angler looking to keep things as snag-free as possible on board. The mesh body is also water- and stain-resistant. The non-marking grip provides great traction for nonskid decks. THE SLIP: Any slip-on’s fit isn’t going to be as adjustable for comfort as a shoe with laces. PRICE: $60; columbia.com OLUKAI HOKUA MESH SANDALS THE GRIP: Olukais have possibly the best arch support you can find in flip-flops. The mesh strap is quick-drying, and the non-marking sole offers a good grip on deck. They’re made to…

1 min.
calling all future boating writers

Is there a young journalism student in your life who’s pining to one day write about boats and the boating lifestyle? Trust us, it’s a great gig. Boating Writers International (BWI), an industry group comprised of prominent boating journalists, is offering a scholarship to aspiring students. From BWI: The BWI Scholarship Fund was created to honor undergraduate college students—from any major—who demonstrate a passion for the field of boating media and have a clear career goal to pursue this field. “We are excited about this program and what it can mean to the future of boating journalism,” BWI President Alan Jones says. “Our industry needs effective communicators who can share their passion for boats and the boating lifestyle. This is a first step in what we believe will be a growing effort…

1 min.
lexus ly 650: from cars to yachts

After teasing the boating world with a 42-foot prototype sportboat in 2017, Lexus (the car guys) have collaborated with Marquis/Carver (the boat guys) to produce the Lexus LY 650, a production 65-foot luxury yacht that is, as Lexus says, “Where Road Meets Water.” Drawing on the Marquis team and Italian designer Nuvolari Lenard, the yacht has strong Lexus DNA, from the L-shaped air vents to the clear-coated carbon-fiber dashboard. As the first journalist to sea-trial the LY 650, I can report that this is no cocktail cruiser, but a quite serious contender in the fast but seaworthy category occupied by the likes of Princess and Sunseeker. Our test, in rough Gulf Stream conditions, dissuaded any thoughts that it is only for turning heads in quiet harbors. Lexus devotees may be momentarily disappointed…