Doug Logan

International Coastal Cleanup — See You Out There!

Mylar balloons travel far and wide over the world's waters. They don't give up easily, but you can gaff 'em and boat 'em if you're quick.

Not that we shouldn’t be picking up butts and bags and balloons all year long from the waters we like to boat and swim in, but September 19th is the … [Read more...]

Visiting a Boat Show? Make a Game Plan

Going to a boat show without a plan is like walking into fiberglass forest. You'll just get bewildered.

One of the best things you can do to kick out the winter doldrums and start getting psyched for spring is to visit a big boat show. (Here's a list of them.) … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Selling Your Boat on Boat Trader

Try to include a shot of your own boat underway. Avoid using brochure or web photos from the manufacturer -- they don't show a true picture of your boat.

Fizz-bo. That’s how the staff at Boat Trader says the acronym FSBO out loud. It means “For Sale By Owner,” and it’s the process that used-boat … [Read more...]

Stingray 192SC: Covering All the Bases

The Stingray 192sc offers a lot in 20 feet -- swimming, fishing, tow-sports, and two great lounging zones. The bimini, with stainless fittings, is standard.

Stingray Boats, of Hartville, South Carolina, has been building small powerboats since 1979. As of 2015 the company is making 26 models, ranging from 18 … [Read more...]

Boat Trailering Video Series: Expert Advice

Boat trailering gets easier with practice. Paul Cronin photo.

There are good things and bad things to say about boat trailering. For people who are used to it and have their systems down, the good far outweighs the … [Read more...]

Get Your Boat Ready for Summer: Checklist

Both inboard- and outboard-powered boats require sacrificial anodes. Make sure to replace your zincs at the start of the season. Doug Logan photo.

Any off-season is too long, but for everyone in those haul-out-and-hold-on zones, this past winter was a doozy, and a lot of us are running behind when … [Read more...]

Four Winns TS222: Safer Stern-Drive for Watersports

Water ballast and trim tab controls create great wakes, and the Forward Drive minimizes prop threat to riders.

Not long ago Brett Becker alerted Boat Trader readers to the new Volvo-Penta Forward Drive system, calling it  game-changer for water-sports runabouts. … [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...]

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...]