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Pathfinder 2600 Trs
Pathfinder’s 2600 TRS is like a fishable, high-performance SUV with handling that a sports car would envy. Thank Pathfinder’s proprietary VARIS resin-infusion system for light, robust construction and its High Performance Step hull for speed and sure
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Kevin Falvey EXECUTIVE EDITOR Pete McDonald ELECTRONICS AND WEST COAST EDITOR Jim Hendricks MANAGING EDITOR Sue Whitney ART DIRECTOR Ryan Swanson STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Jon Whittle SENIOR COPY EDITOR Nicole Paskowsky EDITOR-AT-LARGE, FISH
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Q&A
Q: we just purchased our first boat, a used bowrider, and were told that changing from an aluminum propeller to a stainless-steel propeller will improve our speed and performance. Is this true? Mark Covington St. Louis, Missouri A: Yes, you will achi
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In Plain Sight
Some time ago, I read an article about gathering wild morel mushrooms, written by a novice who spent a day tramping through the woods with a veteran morelist. While the expert was filling a bag with fungi, the author could not get off the schneid for
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Moving A Trailer Boat
When trying to move a trailer boat—one that’s not attached to a tow vehicle—the difficulty factor ranges from easy to back-breaking, depending on the weight of the rig. Yet there are techniques and equipment, as well as pitfalls to keep in mind, that
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Ride, Glide And Slide
On I recent surfing trip to Puerto Rico, I witnessed something I’d never seen before. My son, Kai, and I paddled out into a crowded lineup, where the local surfers chitchatted while hungrily waiting for waves. When a set approached, a figure appeared
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Domenik Hixon Ex-NFL Player and Charter Captain
You played for Denver, New York, Charlotte and Chicago. Did you have a favorite place to play? Coming out of college, I just wanted an opportunity, so I felt happy to play anywhere in the NFL. I played for eight seasons in the NFL. I was definitely b
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Beneteau Flyer 9 Spacedeck
No, it’s not a riff on SpaceX. The Beneteau Flyer 9 Spacedeck is one of two configurations you can order if you buy a Flyer 9. (The other is the Flyer 9 Sundeck with its large bow sun pad, and a cabin that sleeps four and off ers a head with shower.)
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Recorded History
Hey, cheer up. Maybe the sale of your boat is so you can buy a diffierent one—bigger, faster, prettier and better equipped. Regardless, it is true that at some point all of us will face the prospect of selling a boat. No matter how you feel about sel
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Sun Stopper
Shirts that can protect you from the sun’s harmful rays are one of the best ways to avoid skin damage while keeping—and looking—cool on the water. The Zhik UVActive shirt delivers on both counts because it’s made of a moisture-wicking synthetic fabri
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Trailering
Trailering is something most boaters have to do, if you’re not fortunate enough to live on the water or keep your boat at a marina. So, it’s necessary to have a safe trailer—one that fits your boat well, and is maintained and ready to tow—and that in
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Valhalla V-46
According to David Wilson, Valhalla Boatworks design manager, “Our customers wanted more of everything, and we could not stretch the V-41 to do it.” The extra 6 feet in length overall for the Valhalla V-46 and almost 2-foot-wider beam checked every b
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5 Horrible Alternatives To Stopping Your Boat With An Ecos
MORE THAN 5 See more humorous things at boatingmag.com/five-things. ILLUSTRATIONS: COLIN HAYES; PHOTOS: COURTESY ZHIK ■
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Meet Mary Morgan Howell
At the 2020 World Wakeboarding Championships, 17-year-old Mary Morgan Howell defeated world champions Dallas Friday, Bec Gange and veteran pro Tarah Mikacich to finish in second place behind the defending champion, Meagan Ethell. The native of Dothan
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Fountain 42 Lightning
Fountain’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Harris jumps aboard our Fountain 42-foot Lightning test boat and hurries me to hop in. As we don our vests, he plugs in the fob that changes the tune on the Mercury Racing Dual Calibration sterndrives from 1,10
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Ocean Craft 9.8m Amp
When the 32-foot Ocean Craft 9.8M AMP, powered by twin 300 hp Mercury Pro XS outboards, rolled up the boat ramp and into the parking lot on its own wheels, every nearby head swiveled to look. The Ocean Craft has three hydraulic legs that raise and lo
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BAYLINER Element M15
The evolution of Bayliner’s Element Series continues with the introduction of the M15, a new entry-level deck boat that features a more open cockpit design and upgraded upholstery, with a starting price below $14,000 including a trailer. Despite bein
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Changing Speeds
If you’re a professional drag racer who often exceeds speeds of 300 mph on the drag-racing circuit, what do you do to relax? For Leah Pruett, who drives an NHRA Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing, relaxation comes from wakesurfing—so much so
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Motor Totes Vs. Transom Savers
“Neither is better than the other,” Davis says. “But there are situations in which one might be better-suited than the other.” TRANSOM SAVER Most transom savers keep an outboard straight while trailering, but with a motor tote, steering locks such as
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Cox Powertrain Cxo300 Diesel Outboard
Diesel-fueled engines have long attracted boaters with the prospect of great effciency, range, durability, torque and safety thanks to the low volatility of this fuel. With few exceptions, however, choices in marine diesel power had been limited to i
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Trust Or Bust
With this issue, we’re introducing a new column, and also want to introduce you to a new columnist. Andrea Gaytan will pen Watersports for you in each issue, in addition to writing about wakeboarding, wakesurfing and related topics on both boatingmag
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Launch Ramp Etiquette
The ramp. The boat launch. The put-in. Heck, much of the info I’ll be sharing here applies even to the Travelift slip or dock for those who store their boats high and dry. There’s an etiquette and a bunch of best practices for using these facilities
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Hawser Hazards
On January 19, 2019, Tracy Haase and Maynard Poynter were cruising at about 20 to 25 mph to a fishing spot 6 miles off the coast of Huntington Beach, California, aboard Haase’s 25-foot twin-outboard Contender. It was a sunny day with calm seas, and t
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Aqua-vu Pro-vu Remote Underwater Video Camera
That’s the idea behind the new Aqua-Vu Multi-Vu Pro Open-Water system. While some underwater video systems have their own viewing screens, the Multi-Vu Pro lets you view real-time images of the underwater world on an existing multifunction display (M
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Hankook Vantra Trailer Tires
Compared to tires on commuter vehicles, boat-trailer tires get far less road time. So, tread wear is minimal. But trailer tires do age, deteriorating from the inside even if not used regularly. They should be replaced at least every five years regard
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Total Multifunction Displays
These touchscreen displays eliminate the black box for most forms of sonar systems, offering a built-in conventional sounder, chirp sonar and side-scan technology using a compatible transducer. Many also can be networked with radar, autopilot and oth
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Applying Clear Coat
New gelcoat finishes project a radiate shine, but that new-boat gloss can grow dull and chalky over the years. Polishing helps bring back the luster, and applying quality marine wax products help protect it from fading. Eventually, however, it will g
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Everglades 455cc
Powered by quad Yamaha outboards—to shrink distances and expand time—and fitted with a Seakeeper 6 gyrostabilizer, which tames roll in rough seas, the Everglades 455CC proves truly multidimensional when you consider that it’s also rigged to fish, equ
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Blackfin 302cc
The Blackfin name means hardcore offshore fishability and maximum seaworthiness. The new Blackfin has all that, plus luxury seating for your crew. The 302CC is all-composite, with no wood from stem to stern, and major parts are bonded in a unitized s
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Gear Head
Dometic Marine has updated the Pro-Trim control system with a contemporary design. Popular on bass boats, bay boats and flats skiff s, Pro-Trim offers fingertip control of trim and jack-plate height while keeping both hands on the wheel. It fits SeaS
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