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by Capt. Richard Thiel

PMY Editor-in-Chief:
Raised in San Diego, Richard grew up on boats—admittedly, mostly sailboats. He actually didn't purchase his first powerboat, a 19-foot SeaCraft center console, until after he moved to Jupiter, Florida, in 1980. From the moment he launched Last Resort, he was hooked on powerboats, so much so that he decided to parlay his love of them and his experience as a diesel mechanic into a career as a freelance boating writer. Read more here...

Cruisers 390 Express Coupe

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Cruisers 390 Express Coupe.  Capt. Richard Thiel discovers that Cruisers has built a better mousetrap with its 390 Express Cruiser—over-sized components and sporty performance abound!

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Viking 92C

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 92C.  Viking is making a real statement with its largest build to date, the 92 Convertible. She’s truly fishable, has megayacht details, and you won’t believe her top-end speeds.

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The Importance of an Engine Log

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2014 | Add a Comment

It may sound too simple, but keeping track of your engine’s performance with a pad and pen can teach you a lot about your powerplants, and help you identify problems before they get out of control. Learn what you need to know here.

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Hinckley Talaria 43

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Hinckley Talaria 43.  Life’s no picnic for Hinckley Yachts, which was tasked with topping the iconic Picnic Boat with a new design. But when we met the brand-new Talaria 43 we found out just how they met the challenge.

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Marlow 62E

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Marlow 62E  With classic lines, long-range capability, and tons of onboard goodies, the Marlow 62E is a boat you need to know about. We gave her a full run through recently.

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Bearings and Shafts on Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2014 | Add a Comment

We answer all your questions about bearings and shafts  Capt. Richard Thiel does a deep dive on your bearings and shafts, parts of your boat that are probably a lot more important than you think.

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Cruising New England in the Autumn

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2014 | Add a Comment

The waters off New England’s coast are some of the best waters for cruising in America. Ride along with us as we explore this rocky, pastoral region by boat.

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Diesel Engine Myths

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted August 2014 | Add a Comment

When it comes to your boat’s engines don’t believe everything you hear.  Not everything you think you know about diesel engines is true. There are a handful of commonly held believes about them floating around out there that are simply myths. Find out what they are here.

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How to Prevent Boat Fires

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2014 | Add a Comment

Capt. Richard Thiel looks at the effectiveness of onboard fire-suppression systems and also points out why you might not be as safe as you think.

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How to Find the Best Cruising Speed for Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2014 | Add a Comment

Here’s something you might not know about your boat’s optimal cruise speed.   Finding your boat’s “sweet spot” when it comes to cruising speed isn’t an exact science, but it’s pretty darn close. And knowing exactly where to run your engine for optimal speed and fuel efficiency is something every boater should be aware of. Here’s how you can get in the know.

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