Charles Plueddeman

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. http://youtu.be/TaEpMJ-l3sw Read … [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. Click to see why. VIDEO … [Read more...]

Seven Marine 557 Outboard: In-Water Debut

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http://youtu.be/BqGjLOeRPfk It’s alive! Seven Marine has breathed life into its 557 outboard. The monster motor -- powered by 6.2 liters of supercharged … [Read more...]

Seven Marine 557 Outboard: In-Water Debut

Seven Marine's 557 powers a Sea Hunter 29 at the Miami International Boat Show

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...]

Crestliner 1850 Sport Fish: Video Boat Review

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http://youtu.be/aQXl2PZxByk Charles Plueddeman reviewed this family friendly fishing boat on Boats.com. Watch the Video Boat Review. You can also check … [Read more...]

Outboard Expert: $500 Upgrades

This Mercury ECO-Screen reports fuel use in miles per gallon and can be used to optimize your boat’s economy.

Editor's Note: Outboard Expert Charles Plueddeman shares a few inexpensive upgrades that will improve your boating. Just because this wasn't your year … [Read more...]

How to Shrink Wrap a Boat

Shrink wrap can be applied to almost any boat.

If you're looking to protect your boat against winter, shrink wrap just might be your best option. Because it requires some special tools, and materials … [Read more...]