Boating

Used Boats, New Engines

This old Mako has been fitted out with a modern Yamaha four-stroke. New power on an old boat can mean a good deal. Doug Logan photo.

As you browse through Boat Trader listings, keep a lookout for ads showing older boats with newer engines. You may not necessarily be looking for this … [Read more...]

Get Your Boat Ready for Summer: Commissioning Checklist

A good marine paste-wax will shine a hull better and last longer than labor-saving all-in-one products. All photos: Doug Logan

For boaters in the haul-out-and-hold-on zones of the chilly north, spring is a pretty exciting time. As soon as the weather breaks, thousands of us start burrowing … [Read more...]

The Outboard Expert: New F25, F75, and F90 Outboards from Yamaha

Offered in 15” and 20” lengths, there are eight variations of the new Yamaha F25 outboard.

Lighter, faster, quieter outboard motors from Yamaha include a new F25 with EFI, an F75, and an F90. And there’s Yamaha prop news, too. This article … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Fresh Water System

A typical electric fresh water pump. Note the distinguishing names and numbers on the pump motor, which make finding parts much easier. Shurflo photo.

Fresh water systems in one form or another (even as simple as a bucket or a barrel with a cup on a string) have been on boats since man ventured far enough … [Read more...]

Statement 38 SUV OB Miami Ice Lights Up Show

Miami Ice is the latest from Statement Marine. Note the matching color schemes on the boat and its brace of triple outboards.

In a contemporary nod to the television series that brought high-performance powerboats, electronic music and white linen jackets to America’s living … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting a Rough-Running Outboard

A set of fresh spark plugs can often smooth a rough-running outboard engine, but make note of any severely fouled or damaged spark plugs. This can point to problems inside your engine. Photo courtesy of NGK.

With the advent of solid-state ignition, fuel injection, and a host of other technologies, today’s two- and four-stroke outboards are more reliable … [Read more...]

Honda’s Concept Outboard Takes Wing

For display only, Honda's concept outboard borrows design elements from the company's NSX car.

It's not really going to run (at least in the near future) but the new concept outboard introduced by Honda Marine at the 2017 Miami International Boat … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Hold Down Boat Insurance Costs and Maximize Enjoyment of Your Boat

Extreme winds left this boat high and not quite dry. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/courtesy FEMA.

The best way to keep boat insurance rates low is to minimize the chance of making a claim. And the more trouble-free your boating experience, the more … [Read more...]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Cards from Your Boat

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Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and the love you have for your boat is strong. It’s a bond that requires hard work, trust, dedication, … [Read more...]

The Outboard Expert: New Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O.

When you need to move out a boat loaded down with a family reunion, the new Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O. is up to the task.

More displacement for more muscle makes this new two-stroke Evinrude an interesting match for heavy fishing boats and pontoons. This article originally … [Read more...]


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