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Engines

Everything You Need to Know About Your Boat's Transmission

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2012

The marine transmission: your boat’s unsung hero. Because this simple but durable device is so critical to getting you where you want to go safely and efficiently, you...

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Volvo Penta DGPS Software Upgrade

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

A Groovy Refinement

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Outside-the-Box Outboards

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012

Just when you think the latest gas-powered outboards have wrung every drop of power from a gallon of fuel, along comes a new way to tackle the problem. See two new developments...

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The Latest in Outboards

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012

The major manufacturers are not resting. Tender power options abound with lighter, more powerful, and, yes, better-looking outboards. Check out the latest developments from the...

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Mercury Marine’s Ship’s Log App

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2012

Mercury Marine has introduced a free app for the iPhone that allows any boater to keep a record of important data and memorable events.

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Volvo Penta V8-380

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2012

Volvo Penta has introduced a new V-8 featuring significant weight savings and the latest in variable-valve-timing technology.

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Hybrid Engines for Boats

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2012

With engineers looking to increase efficiency and reduce sound levels, the question is raised: Will hybrid power ever work for boats?

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Outboard Engine Innovations

By Charles Plueddeman | Posted May 2012

Two fledgling companies look to revolutionize the outboard market with two new products on either end of the horsepower spectrum.

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2011 Engines Review - Outboard

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2011

The Alpha OutboardA group of Midwestern engineers think they’ve built the great white shark of motors.The 557 puts out about 60 percent more power than the next nearest outboard....

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2011 Engines Review - Catalyst

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011

Time For A ConversionUnfamiliar with catalytic converters? You shouldn’t be, because you may need one soon.If you’re like most people, the only time you put serious thought into...

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2011 Engines Review - Pod Drives

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2011

The Power of OneWill ZF and SeaVee shake up the boating world with their single-pod center console?One of the best things about the Miami International Boat Show is that it’s so...

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2011 Engines Review - Twin Disc

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted June 2011

Master of ManeuverabilityTwin Disc’s new joystick-control system may give those pod drives a run for their money.Let’s begin this treatise on maneuverability on a historical note—...

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