BoatU.S. MAGAZINE OCT/NOV 2011
40 | Are You Ready For The Bahamas? by Tom Neale
The Bahamas are only 50 miles from Florida. With a bit of prep, you can get there in a modest boat
46 | A President, A Yacht, And A Secret Operation by Matthew Algeo
The story of one of the most brazen and bizarre cover-ups in the annals of the American presidency
50 | Oh, The Torment by Obie Usategui
A moment’s decision begins a life measured in boats
COVER: Free diving the reefs of
Rum Cay, Bahamas, site of the
wreck of the 1861 H.M.S Conqueror.
Photo by Jason Arnold.
55 | The Test Of Time by Chris Edmonston
Two decades of testing by the BoatU.S. Foundation has led to valuable findings
58 | Innovation Rules The Waves At The Fall Shows by Michael Vatalaro
Clever designers have improved already popular models. Here’s why they could make your boating better
4 | At The Helm 10 | BoatU.S. Reports
6 | Reader Forum 84 | On BoatUS.com
85 | Boater’s Marketplace
88 | At Your Service
18 | What To Do With Derelict Boats by Ryck Lydecker
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Boats live long lives, don’t let them get ugly.
24 | Behind The Scenes Of Boat Donation by Michael Vatalaro
MONEY MATTERS Donating your boat to charity is generous, but it could be smart too.
28 | Weight And Sea by Caroline Ajootian
THE ADVOCATE Portlier passengers have led to new rules from the Coast Guard.
32 | Building A Lasting Love Boat (And Marriage) compiled by Ann Dermody
THIS BOATING LIFE The best, funniest, and most poignant advice from our readers.
36 | Lyn Morgan Is A Man In A Hurry by Brigid Schulte
REAL LIFE Can you believe it? He did the whole Great Loop in a pontoon boat.
64 | Ask The Experts
70 | Do It Yourself
INSTALL A VHF with Lenny Rudow
74 | Seaworthy
WINTERIZE THE RIGHT WAY
with Bob Adriance
78 | New Electronics
RED HOT IN LAUDERDALE
with Lenny Rudow