Matt C

Matt has been boating around Florida for over 25 years in everything from small powerboats to large cruising catamarans. He currently lives aboard a 38-foot Cabo Rico sailboat with his wife Lucy and adventure dog Chelsea. Together, they cruise between winters in The Bahamas and summers in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Are Sea Rays Good Boats?

Sea Ray is one of the best-known brands of powerboats on the market. The company has been in business for many years and has produced many different models. As a result, there are many Sea Rays out on the water. For the most part, the brand makes what are called …

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Do Sailboats Have Motors?

Sailboats are designed to harness the wind and travel where ever they want to go, right? But many people don’t realize that many modern sailboats are also motorboats—they’ve got sails for sailing and engine power for motoring. Why? Let’s take a closer look. Do Sailboats Have Engines? The answer is …

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Basics of Sailboat Hull Design

There are a lot of different sailboats in the world. In fact, they’ve been making sailboats for thousands of years. And over that time, mankind and naval architects (okay, mostly the naval architects!) have learned a thing or two. If you’re wondering what makes one sailboat different from another, consider …

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Helm for a Boat

Here’s another one of those terms that sounds simple to define but is actually a bit more complicated. Most people know that the helm is the place from which the skipper steers the boat, but did you know that it is also the name of the steering wheel itself? What …

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Price of a Speedboat

What comes to mind when you think of a speed boat? Obviously, it’s fast. But is it big enough to sleep on? Is it the guy on your local lake who’s tricked out his pontoon? Or is it a gleaming bootlegger running the famous Poker Run in a 50-foot Cigarette …

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Living on a Sailboat

What could be more romantic or inspiring than living on a sailboat? Maybe you dream of traveling and “sailing off into the sunset.” Or maybe you dig the sailing lifestyle and are looking to join a community of like-minded people. For some, it has been a lifelong dream. Or perhaps …

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