Boating

Cobalt Boats Gives Back to Military Families

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Cobalt Boats has initiated a program of giving that helps the children of military veterans killed or disabled in combat to achieve their dream of going … [Read more...]

What to Look for on a Sea Trial

On your sea-trial, take the boat through a series of left and right turns, checking for play or friction in the steering, prop cavitation, and any unusual sounds.

If you can’t afford a marine surveyor, you will need to rely on yourself to perform the sea trial. By the time you get to this stage of the buying process, … [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...]

Choosing a Boat: The Versatile Walkaround

Walkaround boats like this Pro-Line offer a good combination of versatility, comfort, performance, and and economy.

The interminable question for boaters everywhere is, "What boat would you buy if you could only buy one?"  It’s the question we all deal with because, … [Read more...]

Remote Oil Filters Make Maintenance Easier

Oil filter relocation kits aren't very expensive and can make a dreaded but important chore much easier.

I used to have a toolbox that was so disorganized that I’d never want to work on anything because I didn’t feel like going through the hassle of finding … [Read more...]

Three Big Boat Problems — and How to Avoid Them

This little technical skiff may look innocent enough, but even a simple boat like this has systems that can scheme to ruin any boating day. Maintenance is the key to staying out of trouble and avoiding aggravation. Photo by Gary Reich.

Whether you know it or not, your boat is a crafty piece of work. That’s right, it’s constantly conspiring against you, whether it means leaving you … [Read more...]

Engine Hours on a Used Boat: Trust But Verify

Rinda's TechMate diagnostic tool can help with determining engine hours on a used boaat with digital fuel injection.

If the boat you’re considering has an aftermarket hour meter, and it seems a bit too low to be true, is there a way to verify what it says? In some cases, … [Read more...]

Five Boat Products With Corny Names That Actually Work

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Ever buy a ShamWow only to find out that it didn’t have much “wow” factor? What about the Ginsu knife? And let’s not even get into Dump Dinners. … [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...]



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