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The Betty Jane and the Tin Mullet

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2008

One of my boating buddies made a remark the other day that had a strange but true ring to it. "Bill," he said, "it seems like there's some kind of theme runnin' through your life...

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The Next Step

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2008

Volvo Penta's days as just an engine company have evolved into something bigger.I'm a lucky guy. Ever since Volvo Penta introduced IPS to the world of recreational watercraft some...

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After Petroleum, What?

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2007

Azimut's fuel cell genset derives energy from gasoline. Future versions will use diesel fuel taken from the boat's diesel fuel tanks.The days of gasoline and diesel are rapidly...

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Still Waters Run Deep

By Catherine Pearson | Posted December 2007

A few years back, a good friend of mine struck out in his first-ever billfish tournament. Now, he's no amateur. He was born on a boat (literally), manages a marina, and has helped...

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The Horsepower Equation

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2007

"But I like the 1,300-hp motors," my friend Tom says emphatically while discussing his new 50-footer. "They give me a 33-knot cruise. The 1,050-hp ones will only keep me somewhere...

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The End of Rock and Roll

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2007

If you could eliminate one thing from boating, what would it be—other than cost? If you said rough water, you'd not be alone. Uncomfortable gyrations have been the bane of...

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The Perfect Couple

By George L. Petrie | Posted December 2006

Steve KarpRising fuel costs are of serious concern. And even though fuel prices are dropping at the time of this writing, they may be on the rise again by the time these words are...

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2007 Marine Engine Roundup

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted December 2006

Inspiration is a funny thing. At one time boatbuilders looked to on-road engine designs for the newest technologies. Then, as the popularity of boating exploded, they discovered...

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The Next Big Thing

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In the Field: Volvo Penta

By | Posted July 2004

Senior editor Capt. Patrick Sciacca recently returned from a trip to

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Big Power

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Visiting Volvo Penta

By | Posted January 2004

Last summer, Volvo Penta invited about a dozen American journalists and me to Gothenburg for the unveiling of its new D-275, the D-3, the D-4, and D-6 diesel...

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