PassageMaker July - August 2018

PassageMaker Magazine (PMM) is the market leader covering the boats, people, gear, and destinations for the trawler and cruising-under-power lifestyle. Over the years it has evolved to connect the marine industry to consumers through print, digital, online, and in-person brands (Trawler Fest, Trawler Fest University, and Trawler Port)

United States
Active Interest Media
8 期號


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Pixie Dust At the Grand Banks Yachts rendezvous in Roche Harbor, Washington, there were plenty of nicer boats in the marina than Tinkerbell, but not many with a better name. This month’s Viewfinder is a reminder to send in your best boat names for a chance to win cool prizes, including one of two em-trak AIS packages, an Icom IC-M25 VHF handheld, and whatever else we can rustle up between now and July. Voting will take place on Facebook (PassageMakerMagazine) during the month of June and July, so don’t forget to vote for your favorite. Contest winners will be announced in the September issue and online at Love to shoot pictures? Want to share your adventures? Send us your favorite photos (in high resolution) with a description, and we’ll showcase our…

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time to haul out

Every boat owner knows the importance of hauling out. Power wash the bottom and apply fresh antifouling, change the zincs, inspect the shaft seals, through-hulls and transducers. Put her back in the water and touch up the brightwork, polish the stainless, clean the cushions. Hauling out annually will help keep your boat shipshape; neglect it for even one season, and you’ll inevitably regret it. The time has come for this magazine to spend some time at the yard. We’re working on a design and content overhaul to prepare PassageMaker for many cruising seasons to come. Like the familiar rumble of your Ford-Lehman, you’ll recognize longtime contributors Steve Zimmerman, Nigel Calder and Dag Pike. We’re also adding some new voices, such as Robert Reeder, Cecilia Kiely, Bob Arrington and Stephenie Hollyman as…

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q&a with phil friedman, alaskan yachts

Seattle Yachts recently announced their purchase of Alaskan Yachts and released to the public brand-new designs for what will be the first Alaskan model in years. The return of the Alaskan will bring back a classic raised-pilothouse motoryacht with modern features and design considerations. We reached out to Phil Friedman, Seattle Yachts’ New-Build Manager, to find out more about the launch and what the future may hold for the iconic brand. Can you talk about the decision to bring back the Alaskan line? Our decision to acquire and reintroduce the Alaskan brand was based on our strong belief in the durability and resilience of market demand for sensible, seaworthy long-range cruising yachts in sizes and configurations that allow for owner-operation. Recognizing this requires [just looking at] the number of yacht brands that currently…

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ONE MINOR CORRECTION Dear Jonathan, Thank you so much for your review of CrewWatcher (“Paraphernautica” May/June 2018). We appreciate the editorial and photo coverage we received. You state at the end of the piece that, “If you’re not wearing a life jacket, it’s significantly less useful.” I think its worth mentioning that CrewWatcher is designed to be very flexible. As you said, it can be attached to a dog collar, but most importantly, it can be easily attached to any piece of clothing as well. It can also be placed in a towed dinghy so that if the dinghy separates from the boat, the alarm will sound. Also, while underway or at anchor, you can mount it on top of a bilge pump so that an alarm will sound if water overtakes the…

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news & notes

Editorial Staff BURGER BOAT COMPANY’S NEW 48 CRUISER Burger Boat Company teamed up with the Dutch design firm Vripack to build their first 48 Cruiser. The hull of this new model uses Vripack’s patented Slide Hull technology, which is becoming increasingly popular in yacht design. Burger’s Ron Cleveringa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, talks about why the company chose to work with Vripack. “We approached Vripack because of their reputation for thinking outside the box and because they had a small-boat division. They introduced us to the Slide Hull, which was a perfect fit for this size range and had already proven successful in real-world testing on commercial vessels in the North Sea.” The Slide Hull design improves the comfort of the boat at speed, eliminates bow rise when getting up on plane,…

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maintain your seawater pumps

ENGINE SEAWATER PUMPS Almost all marine engines rely upon an engine-driven pump to provide the seawater needed to maintain proper engine temperatures. Taken for granted until they fail, these simple pumps can bring your cruise to an abrupt end. Servicing a failing impeller-driven pump is one of the skills the prudent cruiser should have. Once you successfully troubleshoot your seawater impeller, you will be underway again with engine temps where they belong and with your boat blowing soap bubbles out the stern—more about that later. Two companies, Jabsco (a Xylem brand) and Sherwood (a Pentair brand) dominate the market, but JMP Marine (a Korean company with a U. S. division) is making gains. The following information applies to all of these brands. MOVING WATER The seawater pump moves water from the intake strainer into…