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Mercury Marine Unveils New Engines and Controls in Miami

Mercury Racing QC4v 860 Sterndrive

A good news that Mercury Marine introduced a brace of new products at the Miami International Boat Show. And here are more details:
 

Mercury Racing QC4v 860 Sterndrive

 

 

How to Choose the Best Marine Binoculars

 How to Choose the Best Marine Binoculars

If you’re looking for a new pair of marine binoculars, either image stabilized or old-tech, these tips will help you make the right choice. A good pair of marine binoculars belongs on every boat, but when getting a new pair you’ll have to choose between things like image stabilization or analog, and with or without a built-in compass and/or rangefinder. Join us in this short video while we take a look at the key features of marine binoculars, and what you should consider when it’s time to replace yours.

Backyard Fiberglass Repair: Laminating Plywood to Fiberglass

Laminating Plywood to Fiberglass

If you need a quick and dirty but structurally sound way to fix a fiberglass boat part, backyard lamination will do the trick. Here’s how it works. And, there’s also a good chance some of that plywood has rotted away. That was the case with an 80’s vintage skiff purchased to use for crabbing with a trot line. What was the quickest, least expensive way to fix the problem? Backyard fiberglass lamination—here’s how it’s done.

The New 2017 Simrad Go9 Introduction

Simrad Go9

Simrad is one of the most innovative marine electronics manufacturers out there, and in just the past three years we’ve seen them come out with new products like the NSO Evo2, the impressive Halo radar, and the ground-breaking Insight Genesis. Now, for 2017, they’ve introduced the Go9. We got our hands on a test boat rigged with the unit at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this fall, to see what it has to offer.

The Best Way to Keep Boat Insurance Rates Low

Hold Down Boat Insurance Costs and Maximize Enjoyment of Your Boat

The best way to keep boat insurance rates low is to minimize the chance of making a claim. And the more trouble-free your boating experience, the more fun will be had by all involved.  You buy insurance for your boat for good reason: sometimes trouble comes your way and you can’t avoid it. When it happens often enough, or at the wrong time, though, the rates you pay are likely to rise and sometimes you’ll need to find to another insurer.

Preview The 5 Hot New Models at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show

ALBEMARLE 29 EXPRESS

Numerous builders will introduce new models at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show video, but these five models from Albemarle, Belzona, Cruisers, Scout, and Tiara are must-see launches.

Top Boat Manufacturers Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Ranger are Changing the Game in 2017

The Ranger Reata line of pontoon boats

Top boat manufacturers Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Ranger have all announced radical changes in their line-ups. 2016 was full of surprise news from marine engine manufacturers, including Evinrude’s introduction of the 2.7-liter E-TEC G2, Yamaha’s roll-out of the WaveRunner TR-1 HO, and Honda’s showing of an all-new portable outboard line, but with announcements recently made by Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Ranger, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of the surprise boats.

Seakeeper Refit Alternatives

seakeeper installation

By now you’ve probably heard of Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilization and how it works on a modern powerboat, but many of us love the boats we already have and don’t want to buy a new one purely to get stabilization. Luckily, we don’t have to. Though it may be a bit surprising, refitting a boat with Seakeeper long after the boat has been built is actually a fairly simple, straightforward process. It’s also significantly less expensive than you might think.

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Tips For Fogging and Winterizing an EFI Single Throttle-body Four-Stroke Outboard Engine

Fogging and Winterizing an EFI Single Throttle-body Four-Stroke Outboard Engine

If you have an EFI single throttle-body four-stroke outboard like the Yamaha in-line-four F175, the fogging and winterizing process is a bit different. Tune in, to learn how it goes. EFI single throttle-body four-stroke outboards (like the Yamaha F200 and F175), require a slightly different fogging and winterizing procedure than many other types of outboards. Unlike carbureted engines you can’t simply spray fogging fluid in via the air intake, because the oil is too thick to effectively make its way through the fuel system.

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