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If you have a tunnel boat or a powercat, you may have a tough time getting your fishfinder’s transom mount transducer to work up to its full potential. In fact, due to the quirky water flow these types of boats produce, transducer placement will have a huge impact on... Read more
Yes, really – buying a plastic boat may seem silly on the surface, but believe it or not, manufacturers have made huge strides in recent years and plastic is now a boat-building material worth considering. Really. The best example of a successful plastic boatbuilder is Triumph (formerly Logic) which... Read more
With spring in the air, it’s time to do a slew of basic maintenance on your boat. One question that comes up often is fiberglass – do you really need to do all of that waxing and buffing, or is it all strictly for appearances’ sake? You’ve probably seen... Read more
Surely by now you’ve encountered an ethanol problem or two. Maybe your lawnmower has become finicky, your chainsaw never seems to run right or – horrors – your outboard’s carburator seems to continually become gummed up and fouled. We briefly mentioned in Duck Boat Blues and Outboard Motor Maintenance how to... Read more
No matter how big your boat may be or how well it was designed, it’s going to take some spray now and again. Most of the time this is no big deal – heck, it can even be fun – but when it’s chilly and you have a long... Read more
I spent several days last week in Virginia at Norfolk Marine, filming outboard engine how-to videos with a Yamaha Marine Master Tech. The Yamaha Master Techs are cream of the crop mechanics, and there are only four or five dozen of them in the entire country. I’d hoped to learn a... Read more
Every now and again, a boat like the Velodyne Martini comes along and makes you think about what the future of boating will be like. You may have seen the Coolest Boat in Miami already in a previous blog, and a while back we also told you about the 3 Wackiest Boats... Read more
Trailer lights never seem to work right: the bulbs die on a daily basis, the wires corrode away at a frantic pace, and the plugs regularly fail. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Use these five tips, and your trailer lights will keep shining month after month,... Read more