Boat Engines and Systems

Shore Power

A 30 amp 125v cordset are not your only options for connecting to shore power

One of the modern conveniences of life is that we can bring our electronic devices practically anywhere—even to sea. New marinas are made more attractive … [Read more...]

Boat Trailering: the Tow Vehicle

What boat fits behind this tow package and how far will it go

Driving down the road the other day I noticed a pick-up truck pulling an empty boat trailer. I started to wonder what kind of boat would fit on the trailer. … [Read more...]

Anchors Aweigh!

Pivoting shank or danforth type aluminum anchors are lightweight and work best in sand.

What kind of anchors come with the boat you’re looking to buy?  Those long lists of equipment included in the sale aren’t usually very descriptive—at … [Read more...]

Cover Frames for the DIY Boater

If you follow my blogs, you’ll have read that I’m a big believer in covering your boat during the off-season (see "5 Winter Lay-up Tips for Your Boat". … [Read more...]

Theft Prevention Tips When – Times Get Tough, Criminals Get Tougher.

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Florida Sport Fishing Staff Report Boat and marine-related thefts are on the rise and with over 1-million registered vessels in the state of Florida, … [Read more...]

Accon Marine Uses YouTube To Show Customers How To Install Hardware

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Accon Marine now has installation videos for its most popular products. With each clip about two minutes long, viewers can see just how simple it is to … [Read more...]

Mercury Marine Ships Optimax 150 Pro XS Engines

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Mercury Marine has announced the shipping of its new 150hp OptiMax Pro XS engine to dealers and boat companies worldwide. According to Mercury Marine, … [Read more...]

What Do Boaters Want For Christmas?

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Photo Credit: BoatUS Boat US reports that in a multiple-choice opinion poll of the association’s more than half-million power and sailboat-owning … [Read more...]

Caterpillar Launches Cat C9 ACERT Engines with Zeus Pod Drives

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has announced that the Cat C9 ACERT marine engine is now compatible with the innovative Zeus Pod Drive. According to … [Read more...]

Key Buoy from Davis Instruments Saves Your Keys From Sinking

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Photo Credit: Davis Instruments Water can be a black hole for boaters, anglers, swimmers and other outdoor enthusiasts' keys and small tools. Not anymore, … [Read more...]



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