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It’s a good time to get ready for the water

It’s a good time to get ready for the water

Keep your boat in the water year-round? Vessel a little slower than usual? Bottom look a little ugly, covered in slime and barnacles? Those are just a small portion of things that can ruin boating - slowing you down, costing you more money and, well, just not looking as good as things should. There are easy fixes - and if…

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A surfing legend

A surfing legend

Was it the big, bright, seemingly 24-7 smile? Maybe the bright, charming, respectful attitude? Was it the beach-style shirts, shorts and flip flops – the constant sand between his toes? Think it could have been the boyish way he approached life? What do you think about his love and respect for Mother Nature and his passion about the ocean? However…

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Hurricane prediction’s a real bummer

Hurricane prediction’s a real bummer

Thanks for nothing, El Nino. The measured surface temperature in the Eastern Pacific was supposed to help deliver a below average 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season. But the beast has been slower than predicted to take form. That’s why we’ve already had five named storms, forcing the National Hurricane Center to increase its predictions for the year from average to above…

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White Marlin Open

White Marlin Open

It’s called by many “the biggest billfish tournament in the world.” It’s also known as the fishing event with the most prize money. But it seems that someone forgot to tell the billfish – at least, the bigger ones. The 50th annual White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md., has entered its third of five days of angling and…

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Pirate’s Cove tournament is a wrap

Pirate’s Cove tournament is a wrap

The 39th annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament concluded Friday with another shuffling of the leaderboard. Country Girl, with Capt. Charles Foreman at the helm, vaulted from seventh placed to the winner’s spot with 800 points that were tallied from a pair of blue marlin and three sailfish. The effort put $370,000 in the team’s bank account. Country Girl edged out…

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Back to business … kinda

Back to business … kinda

It’s going to be far from perfect, but it’ll be better than nothing. After suffering through a couple of months of closure because of Vovid-19, Virginia charter captains will be allowed to resume business on May 15. There will be some daunting restrictions. As if skippers don’t have enough paperwork, rules and regulations on their hands as it is. They…

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