Doug Logan

How to Winterize a Small Outboard

Time to rake leaves and winterize engines. This 8-hp Merc is standing on its skeg in trash barrel full of clean fresh water.

Let’s say you run your small outboard in salt water all summer and don’t flush it as often as you should during the season. (For a lot of us who leave … [Read more...]

Choosing a Boat: Center-Console Pros and Cons

Center-consoles also come in catamaran form, like this Twin-Vee 29 Ocean Cat, powered by twin outboards.

Every boat is a compromise. It's a fact of life. So when you’re trying to find a boat that fits your on-water lifestyle you know there’s no such thing … [Read more...]

Cruisers Sport Series 208 Bowrider: Little Big Boat

The Cruisers Sport Series 208 bow-rider is both fast and fuel-efficient.

Cruisers Yachts, known for…well, yachts, are now getting a lot of attention for their Sport Series smaller boats. The series includes eight models from … [Read more...]

Carolina Skiff Fun Chaser FGP 2100: Pontoon or Cat?

Deck boat and pontoon versions are both powered by single outboards.

If you’re searching for a boat to fit a lifestyle, as opposed to a particular make and model, it pays to look at what established builders are doing … [Read more...]

Sea Ray 250 SLX: Big Bowrider With Built-In Quiet

Nice lines, good layout, and quiet -- a nice combination in the Sea Ray 250 SLX.

The Sea Ray 250 SLX was introduced early in 2012 and promptly won an NMMA Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show. The boat has continued … [Read more...]

Boat Docking 101: Good Articles and Videos

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There’s plenty of information available online about how to dock your boat. Some of it’s even pretty good. Trouble is, when you multiply boat types … [Read more...]

Hurricane SunDeck 2690: Big Beam Brings Amenities

SunDeck 2690 helm and galley

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...]

How to Find Boat Launching Ramps

Galveston POI

Lyle Lovett has a great song called If I Had a Boat. Maybe he should write a follow-up called If I Had a Boat Ramp. Sure, it’s nice to have a boat, … [Read more...]

Robalo R180: Small Package, Big Heart

The Robalo R180

A little while ago we wrote about the Grady-White Freedom 192, and how Grady builds boats with stringers of marine plywood encased in hand-laid fiberglass. … [Read more...]

Boat Painting Tips

boat painting

Summer is here. Your boat is still on the trailer in the back yard. Or on stands in the boat yard. You're staring at the topsides. They're dingy and faded … [Read more...]



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