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New Marine Engines

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2016

Engine manufacturers created a lot of exciting buzz at the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami shows.

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Why Gasoline Inboards May Rise Again

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2016

If you’re a cruiser with a boat of a certain size, you haven’t looked at gasoline-fueled power for a long time. But the engines are making significant leaps soon. See...

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7 New Must-See Marine Engines

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2015

Our expert walks you through seven of the newest, coolest, and best marine-propulsion systems that the industry has to offer. This is a must-read for any hardcore gearhead.

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Volvo Penta’s New V8-380

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2013

Volvo Penta uses two Formula 26 Sun Sports to test a lightweight, sophisticated V-8 that ups the performance ante. The new Volvo V8-380 demonstrated increased acceleration and...

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IPS vs. Zeus: Which is Better?

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2013

Pod propulsion questions now are met with an embarassment of riches. But which is better, Volvo Penta’s IPS or Cummins Mercruiser Diesel’s Zeus system? We take on this...

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