Charles Plueddeman

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...]

Yamaha WaveRunner EX: New PWC Series Debuts

The TR-1 powerplant in the EX line is Yamaha’s latest.

Yamaha delivers a full dose of WaveRunner DNA in its new entry-priced EX series personal watercraft. This article originally appeared on boats.com. … [Read more...]

2016 Suzuki DF6A Outboard: Lightweight Champ

Ultimate portability is what the 2016 Suzuki DF6A outboard is all about. Also new this year is its little sister, the DF4A.

Less weight and a new carry handle are just two of the updates Suzuki has made to this handy little outboard engine. This story originally appeared … [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...]

Hurricane SunDeck 2690: Big Beam Brings Amenities

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Seems as if pontoon boats are getting a lot of headlines these days. (Well, OK, we’re giving them the headlines ourselves.) As versatile as today’s … [Read more...]

Video: Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk Boat Review

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Our Boats.com review team put Outboard Expert Charles Plueddeman to work reviewing this compact fishing rig from Crestliner. Read Charles' Crestliner … [Read more...]

Crestliner 1750 Pro Tiller Video Boat Review

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Editor's Note: The Boats.com video boat review team looks over a fishing boat that updates an old school steering approach: the tiller. Read Charles' … [Read more...]

Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk: Video Boat Review

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The review team at Boats.com climbed aboard this compact fishing rig from Crestliner. See what they thought, and then read Charles Pluddeman's detailed … [Read more...]

Crestliner VT 17: Video Boat Review

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Our video review team over at Boats.com tested out the Crestliner VT 17, and the video below has since become one of our most-viewed. VIDEO BOAT REVIEW … [Read more...]

Seven Marine 557 Outboard: In-Water Debut

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It’s alive! Seven Marine has breathed life into its 557 outboard. The monster motor -- powered by 6.2 liters of supercharged Cadillac V8 -- was in the … [Read more...]


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