Boat Trailering Video Series: Expert Advice

Boat trailering gets easier with practice. Paul Cronin photo.

There are good things and bad things to say about boat trailering. For people who are used to it and have their systems down, the good far outweighs the … [Read more...]

Get Your Boat Ready for Summer: Checklist

Both inboard- and outboard-powered boats require sacrificial anodes. Make sure to replace your zincs at the start of the season. Doug Logan photo.

Any off-season is too long, but for everyone in those haul-out-and-hold-on zones, this past winter was a doozy, and a lot of us are running behind when … [Read more...]

Four Winns TS222: Safer Stern-Drive for Watersports

Water ballast and trim tab controls create great wakes, and the Forward Drive minimizes prop threat to riders.

Not long ago Brett Becker alerted Boat Trader readers to the new Volvo-Penta Forward Drive system, calling it  game-changer for water-sports runabouts. … [Read more...]

Evinrude E-TEC G2 Series Outboards

Evinrude's E-TEC engine cowlings are pretty striking. You won't mistake them for anyone else's engines.

In a big move for American outboard engine development, Evinrude has introduced the E-TEC G2 series engines, in 200-, 225-, 250-, and 300-hp horsepower … [Read more...]

Ocean Watch Magazine Online: Get Smart, Get Involved

Ocean Watch Magazine is an online collection of expert articles covering conservation issues and suggesting hands-on approaches for boaters.

There’s a lot of urgent news today about the perils that the world’s oceans are facing – plastic pollution, warming, acidification, loss of species, … [Read more...]

Mercury Racing Introduces the Verado 400R

The new Mercury Racing 400R.

Mercury's Verado engine series keeps getting revamped, refined, and more powerful. One of the latest offerings -- from Mercury Racing -- is the Verado … [Read more...]

Used Boat Part Sources: Gas Struts

Gas struts, aka gas lifts or gas springs, help raise everything from bait-well covers to heavy engine hatches.

Among the parts that buyers and owners of used boats will probably have to replace at at some point are the nitrogen-filled gas struts (aka gas springs, … [Read more...]

What’s Inside That Center-Console? Five Surprises

The Chris-Craft Catalina 34 has impressive amenities below the console -- and lots of light. Note the horizontal window over the sunpad.

Time was when center-console boats were pretty small and had single engines, and the only things under the consoles themselves were engine batteries, wiring, … [Read more...]

Scarab 215 HO Impulse: Two Jets, No Waiting

The 215 HO Impulse is Scarab's top-of-the-line model.

The scarab beetle was revered in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life’s eternal cycle. Its image decorated architecture and was carved into amulets. It … [Read more...]

Vanquish 24 Center Console: High-Tech Inboard Power

The Vanquish 24 Center Console is an inboard with graceful lines -- flare forward and plenty of tumblehome aft.

Naval architect Doug Zurn has designed quite a few eye-catching and successful boats, both sail and power, usually combining classic, graceful elements … [Read more...]



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