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Exclusive: The Horizon 78 has both beauty and brawn,
but don’t just take our word for it—take her out in sloppy seas,
like we did.
By Capt. Bill
Pike • Photography
by Jim Raycroft
John Q. Boater, School of Hard Rocks, and more
Scott’s Knots DVD, plus Centek Industries exhaust muffler
and Reverso Pumps fuel-polishing system
Replacing a bolt-on oil filter, preventing water-pump deposits, and
more, plus PMY Tries…Taylor Made Instrument Covers
A book author has serious reservations about digital charts, plus
Q&A, Simrad NavStations, RAM Laptop Mount, Lightning Guard 200, and
Capt. Bill’s selling the Scrump? Say it ain’t so!
Maintenance, Care, & Attention
How to make sure your boat is ready for the season.
Safety Checklist By the Editors
Is your safety gear in proper working order? Do you have the proper
items aboard? Are you sure?
Problems That Can Stop You Cold By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Think you know all about maintaining your boat? We’ll bet you
forgot about these often-overlooked items.
5 Tests You Need
How to see trouble coming before it catches you off guard.
Take It All Off
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Our senior editor shows you a new way to easily and safely remove
Nuovo Euro? By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Forget what you think European styling is all about,
Aicon has redefined the term.
Lightened Up By
Sea Ray’s replacement for one if its most successful Sundancers
is a bright idea, in more ways than one.
By Alan Harper
Pershing builds a yacht for those who think 7,400 hp isn’t quite
The Natural By
Capt. Bill Pike
Despite her nearly 40-mph top speed, Formula’s 48 Yacht is about
more than performance.
Pursuit sets its sights on the world of competitive game fishing
with the 3480 center console.